Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum.

Commentary by [Pseudo-] Arnoldus de Villa Nova.   Corrections by Doctores Montispessulani regentes, 1480.

[Paris:  Antoine Caillaut, 1483]
4to.   a-m8.   [96] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ir00069000; GW M37375; Goff R69; R 1853.

The Regimen sanitatis Salernitatum and accompanying commentary are often wrongly ascribed to Arnoldus de Villa Nova.
Reichling ascribes to press of Nicolas Desprez, ca. 1498;  dated ca. 1498 in IGI.

GIP number: R1
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Ai-a.22 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: m8v, line 15 begins “Hoc”, not as in Reichling “hoc”.
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Albertus Magnus [pseudo-], Secreta mulierum et virorum.  [Paris:  Simon Doliatoris, ca. 1483].
Provenance: Charles Spencer (1675-1722), 3rd Earl of Sunderland:  shelfmark of the Sunderland Library on first front flyleaf “005:12” in ink, and on the front free endpaper is the subsequent Sunderland shelfmark in pencil “108.B.30” (see S. De Ricci, 'English collectors of books & manuscripts, 1530-1930', p. 39);  lot 152 (p. 12) in 'Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana:  sale catalogue of the truly important and very extensive library of printed books known as the Sunderland or Blenheim Library'.   The first portion, (London:  1881);  sold to Bernard Quaritch for £5.5.0 according to the printed list of prices and purchasers’ names appended to the Sunderland sale catalogue.
Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899), bookseller, London:  see above.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  Ferguson’s acquisition note in pencil on verso of front free endpaper “J. Ferguson April 20. 1882”, and note of his source “Sun. 152” on rear free endpaper.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: England, 18th-century calf, covers decorated with a border of double gold fillets and a blind roll;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  216 x 143 mm.
Leaf size: 208 x 139 mm.
Annotations: Possible 16th-century name (unread) on a1r;  single marginal keyword in an early hand on a4v;  number “350” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper;  number “B2”(?) in pencil on first front flyleaf;  price code “a/a/-” in pencil on rear free endpaper.
Decoration: Five-line initial “A” on a2r supplied in red and reserved white;  paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.

Variant reading in Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum