Schedel, Hartmann: Liber chronicarum.

Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 12 July 1493.
Fol.   [1-26 38 46 5-74 8-116 122 134 14-166 172 18-196 20-254 26-296 302 316 324 33-356 362 374 38-616].   [20], I-CCLXVI, [6], CCLXVII-CCXCIX, [3] leaves (55/6, 61/5-6 blank);  leaves CCLVIIII-CCLXI are blank, except for the headlines; leaves XXIX, CCXXIX, and CCXLVII misnumbered XIXX, CCXXXI, and CCXLXVII.
The arrangement of gatherings follows that of the Doheny copy (Christie's, 22 Oct. 1987, lot 56) with the Sarmatian supplement as gathering 55.
Woodcuts by Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and Albrecht Dürer.   2 woodcut maps.
ISTC is00307000; Goff S307; BMC II 437 (IC. 7451); Bod-inc S-108.

Four copies listed in Glasgow Incunabula Project; copies 1 and 2 held by University of Glasgow Library, copy 3 held by the Mitchell Library and copy 4 held by The Burrell Collection

Copy 1 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.1.12 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: A misprint “CXCI” on 2/1r (f. 7r), col. 1, line 2, has been corrected by hand in the printing office;  similarly the misnumbering of leaves CCXXIX and CCXLVII has been corrected.
Variants: Fol. XVIII verso:  top ornament of crown, sceptre, and orb has the sceptre inclined to the left and lower part of crown broken;  fol. XXIIII recto:  top ornament of crown, sceptre, and orb has the sceptre inclined to the right and crown undamaged;  fol. XIXX (i.e. XXIX) recto:  heading of panel at right and identification of second figure is “Linea regū Ger||corum Phoroneus”;  fol. XXX recto:  eight lines from foot “pro dextera.”;  fol. XXX verso:  the two woodcuts of (1) Moses leading the Israelites through the Red Sea, and (2) Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, are in their correct order;  fol. CVII recto:  the woodcut of ‘Matheus apostolus’ depicts his martyrdom by a stabbing in the side, not by decapitation.   For a further description of these variants, see William B. Todd, ‘Note 231.  Liber chronicarum, 1493’, 'The Book Collector', vol. 13 (1964) 497-8.
Provenance: Taylboys (16th century): inscription on final blank flyleaf “Taylboys” below a quatrain beginning “Nihil p[ro]dest filio p[rob]itas parentis ...”; on the same page (and probably in the same hand) is a drawing of a hand with the caption “manus tua dis[per]det”.
Nicholas Hardinge (1699-1758), neo-Latin poet and politician: engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown (Franks 13694).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Bd.2.7”.
Binding: England, 18th-century blind-tooled calf;  covers decorated with fillets and decorative rolls (including a floral roll) to form four concentric rectangles;  edges of boards decorated with a gilt floral roll; plain spine with red leather title label;  red-edged leaves;  endpapers and flyleaves have a fleur-de-lys watermark and countermark “I V”.   Size:  474 x 325 mm.
Leaf size: 456 x 308 mm.
Annotations: The word “papa” in the Tabula and in the text has been routinely crossed out and most woodcuts of popes have been defaced.
Decoration: An eight-line initial “A” on 1/2r is supplied in blue with reserved white and embellished with pen-work decoration in brown, purple and red;  principal initials in the Tabula supplied in red or blue, some with reserved white;  other initials in the text supplied in red or blue.
Imperfections: Wanting fol. CCLVIIII and one of the two final blank leaves.

Woodcut map in Schedel, Hartmann: Liber chronicarum

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD9-a.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: A misprint 'CXCI' on 2/1r (f. 7r), col. 1, line 2, has been corrected by hand in the printing office;  similarly the misnumbering of leaves CCXXIX and CCXLVII has been corrected.
Variants: Fol. XVIII verso:  top ornament of crown, sceptre, and orb has the sceptre inclined to the right and the crown undamaged;  fol. XXIIII recto:  top ornament of crown, sceptre, and orb has the sceptre inclined to the right and the crown undamaged;  fol. XIXX (i.e. XXIX) recto:  heading of panel at right and identification of second figure is “Linea regū Ger||corum Phoroneus”;  fol. XXX recto:  eight lines from foot:  “pro dextera.”;  fol. XXX verso:  the two woodcuts of (1) Moses leading the Israelites through the Red Sea, and (2) Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, are in their correct order;  fol. CVII recto:  the woodcut of ‘Matheus apostolus’ depicts his martyrdom by a stabbing in the side, not by decapitation.   For a further description of these variants, see William B. Todd, ‘Note 231.  Liber chronicarum, 1493’, 'The Book Collector', vol. 13 (1964) 497-8.
Provenance: Hans Jenssen (Denmark, fl. 16th century): inscription on fol. CCLXI verso “Denne Bog hør meg Hans Jenssen”; repeated on fol. CCLXIIII verso and fol. CCLXV recto; partially repeated on 1/1v.
John Pearson (late 19th century), private bookseller, 38 Sussex Street, Pimlico, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Pearson 16 Jul. 1870 for £10.10.0 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note “16 7 70 Pearson £10-10/-” together with his inventory number “No 4930” and annotation “f 141 1500 Cat.” on 1/1r.
University of Glasgow: Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: 18th-century panelled calf;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled edges;  front and rear free endpapers have a Pro Patria watermark and “G R” countermark surmounted by a crown.   Size:  443 x 302 mm.
Leaf size: 428 x 295 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in Latin in 16th-century and 17th-century hands;  one annotation in Latin and in Danish in a 16th-century hand on fol. LXXIII recto;  on fol. CCXXX verso is a seven-line annotation (cropped) in a 17th-century hand relating to an outbreak of plague in the year 1350 “... 1350 expressit quidem versiculo nimis incondito. Rastrum, dreyvurstum, spitlongum, tunc mala pestis ...” taken from Magnus Matthias, 'Regum Daniae' series (printed in Holger Rordam, 'Monumenta Historiae Danicae:  Historiske Kildeskrifter' (Kjøbenhavn:  1887) 132);  quotation in a 16th-century(?) hand in red ink on 61/4v (f. 326v) “omnes gentes pla[u]dite manib[us] Iubil[ate]” (Psalm 46:2);  occasional underlining;  18th-century(?) price “5 thaler” on 1/1r;  “No 60” and “268” in ink in a 19th-century hand on front pastedown;  number “186” (or “18b”) in a 19th-century hand on front free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the two final blank leaves.

Manuscript annotations in Schedel, Hartmann: Liber chronicarum

Copy 3

Accession number: 32275
Note: A misprint “CXCI” on 2/1r (f. 7r), col. 1, line 2 has been corrected by hand; the misnumbering of leaf CCXXIX (“CCXXXI”) has also been corrected as has leaf CCXLVII (“CCXLXVII”).
Variants: Fol. XVIII verso: top ornament of crown, sceptre, and orb has the sceptre inclined to the right and lower part of crown undamaged; fol. XXIIII recto: top ornament of crown, sceptre, and orb has the sceptre inclined to the right and lower part of crown undamaged; fol. XIXX (i.e. XXIX) recto: heading of panel at right and identification of second figure is “Linea regū Ger||corum Phoroneus”; fol. XXX recto: eight lines from foot “pro dextera.”; fol. XXX verso: the two woodcuts of (1) Moses leading the Israelites through the Red Sea, and (2) Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, are in their correct order; fol. CVII recto: the woodcut of ‘Matheus apostolus’ depicts his martyrdom by a stabbing in the side, not by decapitation. For a further description of these variants, see William B. Todd, ‘ Note 231. Liber chronicarum, 1493’ , 'The Book Collector', vol. 13 (1964), 497-8.
Provenance: Andrew Jervise (1820-1878), of Brechin, compositor, drawing master, and antiquary: name in pencil “And. Jervise” on front flyleaf.
Mitchell Library, Glasgow: Jervise Collection, purchased 1878.
Binding: 20th-century brown calf, modern pastedowns and endpapers; previous binding unrecorded. Size: 458 x 322 mm.
Leaf size: 446 x 313 mm.
Annotations: Fairly frequent marginal annotations in 16th-century Italian(?) hands; on fol. CCLV verso is a near contemporary marginal annotation giving mortality figures for outbreaks of plague in Brescia and Venice in 1576-1578; occasional pointing hands; partially read inscription on 1/1r “Hoc opus Cronicar[um] totius mundi religatu[m] fuit anno i580 die 6o J]ulii](?) expensis [...]”; evidence of an ownership(?) inscription in lower margin of 1/2r now obscured by marginal paper repair; 19th-century numbers “3020” and “8h 400”(?) in pencil on front flyleaf.
Decoration: On fol. I recto a fourteen-line initial “C” is supplied in blue with white and black tracery and set on a square gold ground edged in red and green, and the inner and lower margins are embellished with a border of stem and foliate decoration in red, blue and green; on 1/1r at the beginning of the Tabula is a similarly decorated eight-line initial “A”, and other initials in the Tabula are supplied in red; in the occasional absence of printed initials a few other initials in the text are supplied in red; paragraph marks and capital strokes in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.

Schedel, Hartmann: Liber chronicarum - Inscribed title-page

Copy 4

Shelf-mark: 4.1 Schedel
Note: A misprint “CXCI” on 2/1r (f. 7r), col. 1, line 2 has been corrected by hand in the printing office; similarly the misnumbering of leaves CCXXIX and CCXLVII has been corrected.
Variant: Fol. XVIII verso: top ornament of crown, sceptre, and orb has the sceptre inclined to the right and lower part of crown undamaged; fol. XXIIII recto: top ornament of crown, sceptre, and orb has the sceptre inclined to the left and lower part of crown broken; fol. XIXX (i.e. XXIX) recto: heading of panel at right and identification of second figure is “Linea regū Ger||corum Phoroneus”; fol. XXX recto: eight lines from foot “pro dextera.”; fol. XXX verso: the two woodcuts of (1) Moses leading the Israelites through the Red Sea, and (2) Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, are in their correct order; fol. CVII recto: the woodcut of ‘Matheus apostolus’ depicts his martyrdom by a stabbing in the side, not by decapitation. For a further description of these variants, see William B. Todd, ‘ Note 231. Liber chronicarum, 1493’, 'The Book Collector', vol. 13 (1964), 497-8.
Provenance: Sir William Burrell (1861-1958), Scottish shipping magnate and art collector: source unknown.
Glasgow: Burrell Collection; donated to the city of Glasgow, 1944.
Binding: 19th-century grained brown morocco; sprinkled red-edged leaves; binder’s stamp on verso of front free endpaper “BLUNSON & CO.” Size: 475 x 335 mm.
Leaf size: 455 x 315 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf.

Schedel, Hartmann: Liber chronicarum -Woodcut