Vivetus, Johannes: Contra daemonum invocatores.

[Cologne:  Ludwig von Renchen, ca. 1487]
4to.   a-d8 e10.   [42] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC iv00308700; GW M51018; Goff V310; BMC I 269 (IA. 4514); CIBN V-256; BSB-Ink V-217.

Polain (B) 4007 assigns to Strassburg:  Johann (Reinhard) Grüniger.

GIP number: V35
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.25 (see main library entry for this item)

Bertram Ashburnham (1797-1878), 4th Earl of Ashburnham:  Ashburnham library shelfmark “19.F.” in red ink on front pastedown - see De Ricci, p. 135;  also on front pastedown “1851 Catal:V.” in black ink;  lot 3895 in 'The Ashburnham Library:  catalogue of the magnificent collection of printed books ... of the ... Earl of Ashburnham.   Third and final portion' (London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1898) - sold for £2.0.0 to Quaritch according to printed list of prices and purchasers’ names at end of catalogue.
Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899), bookseller, London:  see above.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  acquisition note on front pastedown “John Ferguson May 17 - 1898” and on the rear pastedown Ferguson’s note of the Ashburnham lot number;  presumably purchased from Quaritch.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.

Binding: 19th-century marbled boards with manuscript title label on front cover.   Size: 196 x 136 mm.
Leaf size: 196 x 136 mm.
Annotations: Some signatures supplied in red in an early hand - filling gaps in the printed signatures;  brief early marginal note on b8r;  19th-century price "9/6" in pencil on front pastedown.
Decoration: Initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes supplied in red throughout (some silvered);  underlining in red;  the printed headlines, which give the numbering of the parts, are all prefixed with paragraph marks supplied in red.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf e10;  worming throughout - mainly marginal.

Front cover of binding from Vivetus, Johannes: Contra daemonum invocatores