Nicolaus Salernitanus: Antidotarium.

Add:  Quid pro quo;  Synonyma.

Venice:  Nicolaus Jenson, 1471.
4to.   [1-88 96].   [70] leaves (1/1, 9/6 blank).
ISTC in00160000;  GW M26762;  Goff N160;  BMC V 170 (IA. 19636);  Bod-inc N-067.

GIP number: N8
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Am-z.41 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Unidentified, 16th-century Italian(?) coat of arms within a laurel wreath on 1/2r, tentatively described as: a fess argent charged with a serpent(?) or, in chief vert an unidentified object gules, in base the dexter side vert an eight-pointed mullet gules, the sinister side gules an eight-pointed mullet argent.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  Ferguson’s pencil acquisition date “1907” on front pastedown;  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921. 
Binding: England, 19th-century blind-tooled dark brown goatskin,  gold-tooled title on spine and in centre of both covers;  gilt-edged leaves;  binder’s stamp in gilt on turn-in at foot of front board “Bound by Riviere & Son”.   Housed in a slip case.   Size:  227 x 159 mm. 
Leaf size: 223 x 153 mm. 
Annotations: Bookseller’s catalogue number “Nicolaus 151” on front free endpaper, together with a 19th-century price code “Pa/n/d”;  another 19th-century price code “ig/ig/-” on rear pastedown (all in pencil). 
Decoration: On 1/2r a six-line epigraphic initial “E” is supplied in gold on a square red ground and embellished with dark grey and gold interlacing;  numerous other initials (all of two lines) supplied in alternate red and blue throughout;  unidentified coat of arms on 1/2r (see Provenance).
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves 1/1 and 9/6. 

Decorated initial and coat of arms in Nicolaus Salernitanus: Antidotarium