Institoris, Henricus and Jacobus Sprenger: Malleus maleficarum.

[Speyer:  Peter Drach, not after 14 Aug. 1490]
Fol.   a8 b-d6 ef8 g-h6 i8 k-r6.   Signatures ef used together to mark a single gathering.   [102] leaves.
ISTC ii00164000;  Goff I164;  BMC II 498 (IB. 8615).

On the authorship, see G. Jerouschek (ed.), 'Malleus maleficarum 1487' (Hildesheim:  1992) pp. XL-XLIII.   Author's name is also recorded as Heinrich Kramer.

On the date see BSB-Ink. I-226.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Ah-y.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Pickering & Chatto, booksellers and publishers, London (firm founded in 1820 by William Pickering, continued by his son, Basil Montagu Pickering, and purchased by Thomas Chatto in 1878):  sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  Ferguson’s pencil acquisition note “John Ferguson London 5 March 1898” on front pastedown and initials of his supplier “P & C” [Pickering & Chatto] in pencil on rear pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: 19th-century vellum;  green leather title label and gold-tooled bands on spine;  red-edged leaves.   Size:  289 x 208 mm.
Leaf size: 283 x 199 mm. The height of leaves a4 and a5 is 278 mm and the fact that it is the only section with rubrication suggests that it may derive from another copy.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations and "nota" marks in a 16th-century hand;  contents of the Tabula on a4r and a4v given marginal reference numbers in red ink;  every tenth leaf foliated in ink in an 18th-century(?) hand;  entire text beginning at a5r, col. 2, given marginal reference numbers in pencil, “1” – “300”, in a 19th-century hand;  19th-century price code “p/pn/-”, price “3/10/-”, and bookseller’s catalogue reference “Witchcraft 111” all in pencil on front free endpaper.
Decoration: Three initials supplied in red on a4v.
Imperfections: None

Manuscript annotations in Institoris, Henricus and Jacobus Sprenger: Malleus maleficarum

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Michael Pavius (Michel Pavie), d.1517, a teacher of Erasmus, dean of the church of Cambrai from 1506:  ‘pro michaele pauye decano ec[clesia]e camer[acensis]’ on r6r, above which is an unread, earlier inscription;  for Pavius/Pavie, see Peter G. Bietenholz & Thomas B. Deutscher, 'Contemporaries of Erasmus', III (Toronto: 1987), pp. 62-3.
Thomas Luytens, abbot of St Lambert, Liessies (d. 1644):  inscription on a1r “Liber maioris bibliothecae monasterij S Lamberti Letien[sis] relictus a R[everen]do d[omi]no Thoma Luytens Abbate obijt 20 octobris 1644”.
Liessies (North France), Benedictines, St Lambert:  see above.
Anatole Claudin (1833-1906), bookseller, Paris:  sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  Ferguson’s pencil acquisition note “JF 13 June 1902” on verso of front free endpaper and pencil note of his supplier “Claudin” on rear free endpaper.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: 19th-century quarter red pebble-grained morocco, marbled paper-covered boards;  marbled endpapers;  silk bookmark in green, red and yellow.   Size:  320 x 220 mm.
Leaf size: 304 x 206 mm.
Annotations: Unread 17th-century inscription at foot of a1r;  occasional marginal annotations and underlining in the hand of Michael Pauye (see Provenance).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Monastic ownership inscription in Institoris, Henricus and Jacobus Sprenger: Malleus maleficarum