Institoris, Henricus and Sprenger, Jacobus: Malleus maleficarum.

Nuremberg:  Anton Koberger, 17 Mar. 1494.
4to.   ȹ8 a-q8 r10.   [8], I-CXXXVII, [1] leaves (ȹ8 and r10 blank).
ISTC ii00166000;  GW M12471;  Goff I166;  BMC II 438 (IA. 7468);  Bod-inc I-022;  CIBN I-56;  BSB-Ink I-227.

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

GIP number: I3
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.12 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: r9r, colophon, lines 5 & 6:  “... Nurber-||gen. ciuē ...” as in BMC, not “... Nurber-||geñ. ciuē ...” as in Polain(B) 2124.
Provenance: Albert Cohn (1827-1905), bookseller, Berlin:  sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  purchased from Cohn, 4 June 1880;  Ferguson’s pencil acquisition note on front pastedown “JF 4.VI.80 Cohn”.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: Germany, 15th/16th-century quarter blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards;  leather on front board tooled vertically with two fillets to enclose a row of a repeated lozenge-shaped stamp with a floral motif, and bordered at the right by a row of a repeated fleur-de-lys stamp;  leather on rear board is tooled to a similar design but decorated with different stamps - a square stamp containing a quatrefoil and a lozenge-shaped stamp containing a unicorn(?);  nails and nail holes are surviving evidence of a single clasp now lost;  title in ink on exposed wooden part of front board;  blue paper pastedowns (18th century?);  rebacked with calf in the 19th century.   Size:  235 x 171 mm.
Leaf size: 225 x 169 mm.
Annotations: Occasional early marginal annotations in red ink;  “Laus deo” in red ink at end of colophon;  unread 18th-century(?) annotation on rear pastedown;  on title-page is a partially erased pencil circle bisected horizontally, the upper half containing the number “1114”, the lower half “4o”, together with other (unread) erasures.
Decoration: Initials, capital strokes, paragraph marks and underlining supplied in red throughout;  hyphens frequently supplied in red at line endings.
Imperfections: None.


Colophon in Institoris, Henricus and Sprenger, Jacobus: Malleus maleficarum