Hortus sanitatis.

[Strassburg:  Johann Prüss, ca. 1497]
Fol.   a8 b-k6 l8 m-r6 s8 t-z6 Aa6 Bb8 Cc-Ee6 Ff8 Gg-Ii6 A8 B-C6 D8 E-H6 I8 K-O6 <PqrſT>6 V6 X8 Y-Z68 aa6 bb4 cc-ee6.   [360] leaves.
ISTC ih00488000;  GW 13549;  Goff H488;  Polain(B) 2002;  Bod-inc H-221;  CIBN H-296;  BSB-Ink H-390.

The Ottobeuren copy has an owner's note with the date 1498;  Walsh (211) dates [1496?] from the state of the woodcuts.

GIP number: H41
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bm4-e.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: G.M. (17th century), Scotland:  initials “G” and “M” stamped in blind on both covers - see Binding.
Robert Allansone (17th century):  cropped signature on Ii6r “Robertus Alla[n]sone”.
University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  book entered at shelfmark “AO. f3. n15” in Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691 (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313) - shelfmark no longer present in book;  shelfmark “BN.6.5” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: Scotland, 17th-century blind-tooled calf;  covers decorated with quadruple fillets to a two-panel design;  the centre panel contains the initials ‘G’ and ‘M’ separated by a thistle tool;  the outer panel is mitred.  Original spine covering perished;  two brass catch plates on rear cover;  binding restored by Anthony Gardner, whose binder’s apologia, dated 1964, is written on rear free endpaper;  original red-edging of leaves retained and slightly re-tinted.  Size: 272 × 190 mm.
Leaf size: 265 x 182 mm.
Annotations: Many of the woodcuts have manuscript captions in Scots in more than one 17th-century hand e.g. “The quihittret” (D8v), “The pertrik” (K6r), “Ane wedder” (G1r).
Decoration: Occasional initials supplied in brown ink.
Imperfections: Wanting leaves a1.8, a2.7, b1, A1, B4, E3.4, ee1.6 and the whole of quires f, r, aa and bb.

Annotated woodcut illustrations in Hortus sanitatis