(with German synonyms).
Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 84.
4to. [14 2-218 2210].  leaves, leaf 156 blank.
Woodcuts; woodcut printer's device in red.
ISTC ih00062000; Goff H62 A(i); BMC I 39; Bod-inc H-037; GW 12268.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.5 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants:||With title, date and woodcut printer’s device printed in red on 1/1r i.e. corresponding to ISTC’s state A. Woodcuts 42 and 48 correctly numbered and woodcut 75 misnumbered “73” i.e. corresponding to ISTC’s state Bi.|
|Provenance:||Joannes Grandus (17th century), of Avignon: inscription with motto on 1/1r “Sp[iritu]s vbj vult Spirat Jo Grandus avenio”.
Robert Gray (fl. 1664-1722), Doctor of Medicine, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London 1664, Fellow 1687: inscription on 1/1r “Ex libris Ro: Gray collegii medicorum Londinensium socii Anno 1702” and with his annotations on verso of front free endpaper and on 1/1v.
John Ratcliffe (1707-1776), book collector: sale (1776), lot 1570 (‘Herbarius maguntie impressus, cum fig, Colorat.’)
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased for £0.12.0 at the Ratcliffe sale; see the annotated British Library copy of the sale catalogue.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “X.7.21”.
|Binding:||17th-century vellum with fore-edge cover extensions; spine title written in ink (heavily worn and largely illegible). Size: 214 x 151 mm.|
|Leaf size:||209 x 148 mm.|
|Annotations:||16th/17th-century index to the numbered woodcuts written on the blank page 1/4v and continuing onto the printed page 2/1r - this index pre-dates the loss of the leaves detailed in Imperfections below; frequent marginal annotations in 16th and 17th-century hands; frequent underlining and “nota” marks; occasional pointing hands; number “854” in ink in a 17th/18th-century hand on front free endpaper, repeated in top right-hand corner of 1/1r; large letter “C” perhaps in the same hand on front free endpaper; faint pencil number “515” (18th century?) on 1/1r.|
|Decoration:||Woodcuts coloured by hand.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting gatherings 4, 5, 20 (i.e. ff. 21-36 and 149-156 containing woodcuts 17-32 and woodcuts 145-150); also wanting 22/8 and 22/9 (ff. 172 and 173); 22/10 (f. 174) mutilated.|