Platina, Bartholomaeus: De honesta voluptate et valetudine.

Bologna:  Johannes Antonius de Benedictis, 11 May 1499.
4to.   a-m8.   [96] leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut printer's device.
ISTC ip00766000; GW M33892; Goff P766; BMC VI 852 (IA. 29252); Bod-inc P-341; BSB-Ink P-564.

GIP number: P64
Shelf-mark:  Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.16 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Jacobus Antonius, of Bologna (15th/16th century):  inscription on title-page (a1r) “Jacobi Antonij Bon.” (possibly just a mis-spelling of the printer’s name rather than an owner).
Lubianus (15th/16th century): inscription on a1r “Sum Lubianj Anno: XXX”, lightly scored through.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: pencil acquisition note on front pastedown “John Ferguson Florence Sept. 22 1896” and his brief bibliographical notes in pencil on rear pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding:  19th-century(?) limp parchment; ink title on spine.   Size:  200 x 148 mm.
Leaf size: 199 x 145 mm.
Annotations Marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand in quire a;  brief references to Pythagoras on m7r;  pencil price on rear pastedown “28/”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf.

Opening page of Platina, Bartholomaeus: De honesta voluptate et valetudine