Institoris, Henricus and Sprenger, Jacobus: Malleus maleficarum.
Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 17 Mar. 1494.
4to. ȹ8 a-q8 r10. , I-CXXXVII,  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.
|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.|