Savonarola, Michael: Practica medicinae, sive De aegritudinibus.

Venice:  Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 27 June 1497.
Fol.   a6 A-E8 F10 G-Z8 AA-KK8 LL10.   [6], 1-275, [1] leaves.
Woodcut initials, woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC is00298000; GW M40721; Goff S298; BMC V 448 (IB. 22962); BSB-Ink S-186.

GIP number: S14
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bm6-d.12 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: Bound as the first item with:  Pietro d’Argelata, Cirurgia.  Venice:  Gregorius de Gregoriis, 12 May 1513.
Provenance: Mark Jameson (d. 1592), vicar choral of Glasgow, vicar of Kilspindie (Perth and Kinross), in 1555 Rector’s deputy at University of Glasgow:  inscription on a1r “Collegii Glasguensis Ex dono D. Marci Jamesoni”;  on a2r “Liber d[omi]ni Marci Jamesone vicarij de kilspyndie” and “Collegii Glasguensis ex dono Marci Jameson”;  on a6v “d[omi]n[u]s marcus Jamesone me possidet”;  faded inscription on front pastedown “Liber d[omi]ni [marci] Jameson”;  see Durkan & Ross, p. 119.
University of Glasgow:  presented by Mark Jameson (along with five 16th-century volumes, also on medicine) on 3 Aug. 1590 (see 'Munimenta alme Universitatis Glasguensis', vol. 3 (1854), p. 410);  scored-through shelfmark “AO.f3.n16” on front parchment pastedown matching entry in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313) and replaced with an early 18th-century University Library shelfmark “BU f2 n11”;  later 18th-century shelfmark “BS.5.11” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: Netherlands, 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards (see Oldham, 'English blind-stamped bindings', plate V and p. 10);  covers decorated with intersecting triple fillets to form a centre panel surrounded by two frames;  the centre panel is divided diagonally by fillets into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, each filled with a lozenge-shaped fleuron stamp;  the inner frame is decorated with crocketed cresting stamps with a rosette at each corner;  the outer frame is undecorated;  two chased brass clasps (repaired), catch plates on front board;  edges of corners protected with brass strips;  faint evidence of a manuscript fore-edge title running from head to tail;  volume restored and rebacked in Glasgow University Library c.2000 and given new pastedowns and flyleaves (the original parchment pastedowns bound in);  original paper flyleaves now bound up separately (see Annotations);  sample of original spine covering decorated with blind fillets mounted on new rear pastedown.   Size: 328 × 221 mm.
Leaf size: 314 x 209 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand;  six full pages of manuscript notes by Jameson (originally bound in as flyleaves but now bound separately in marbled boards) are headed “Cophonis tractatus admodum vtilis qui non antea Impressus omne[m] medendi modu[m] no[n] minus vere q[uam] dece[n]ter co[m]plectens Incipit” and contain extracts from the writings of the 12th-century Salernitan physician, Sopho;  on the rear vellum pastedown are nine lines of medical text in a 15th/16th-century hand containing remedies for “morbus hispanicus” i.e. syphilis.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None

Rear pastedown with manuscript notes in Savonarola, Michael: Practica medicinae, sive De aegritudinibus