Institoris, Henricus and Sprenger, Jacobus: Malleus maleficarum.
[Metz: Caspar Hochfeder, ca. 1508-15?]
8vo. πA8 a4 b-z8 A-N8 O4 P8.  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ii00169000; Goff I169; H 9241*; Sack(Freiburg) 2030a.
On the ascription to Hochfeder at Metz and the tentative dating, see Sack(Freiburg). Goff assigned to Hochfeder at Nuremberg, ca. 1500. GW M12470 ascribes to [Nuremberg: Hieronymus Hölzel, ca. 1516].
On the authorship, see G. Jerouschek (ed.), 'Malleus maleficarum 1487' (Hildesheim: 1992) pp.XL-XLIII. Author's name is also recorded as Heinrich Kramer.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson Ak-x.38 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||W.L.: Initials “W L” in ink on lower edge of text block.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: acquired 13 June 1906 according to Ferguson’s pencil acquisition note on front pastedown “JF 13.VI.06”; source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||16th-century blind-tooled calf over paper boards; the design of both covers consists of three concentric rectangles formed by fillets, the inner rectangle is composed of a roll of quatrefoils in lozenges, the middle rectangle is mitred but undecorated, and the outer rectangle is made up of a floral roll; title “Malleus ma.” added in gold to front cover at a later date; edges show traces of gauffering; remains of two thong fasteners; paper label with manuscript title added to top compartment of spine at a later date; another paper label added to bottom compartment of spine – with no visible annotation. Size: 144 x 100 mm.|
|Leaf size:||142 x 98 mm.|
|Annotations:||Underlining and occasional early marginal annotations in brown ink in gatherings b-i; occasional early marginal annotations in black ink, “nota” marks and underlining in gatherings r-z, C, D and H; on πA1r “Authore Jacobo Sprenger” followed by brief biographical details and a reference to Heinrich Pantaloen’s 'Prosopographia'; on front pastedown the number “250” in pencil plus references to Jacobus Scheltema’s 'Geschiedenis der heksenprocessen' and to Prosper Marchand’s 'Histoire de l’origine et progrès de l’imprimerie', and a 19th-century note in French on the word Malleus; on rear flyleaf a brief index to the chapters of the text (with signature references) and a more detailed reference to the chapter ‘Remedium ecclesiasticum contra incubos & succubos daemones’; on rear pastedown the pencil number “B2” and various pencil price codes.|