Institoris, Henricus and Sprenger, Jacobus: Malleus maleficarum.

[Metz:  Caspar Hochfeder, ca. 1508-15?]
8vo.  πA8 a4 b-z8 A-N8 O4 P8.   [304] leaves (P8 blank).
Woodcut initials.
ISTC ii00169000;  GW M12470;  Goff I169;  H 9241*;  Sack(Freiburg) 2030a;  BSB-Ink I-230.

On the ascription to Hochfeder at Metz and the tentative dating, see Sack(Freiburg).   Goff assigns to [Nuremberg:  Caspar Hochfeder, ca. 1500].   GW M12470 ascribes to [Nuremberg:  Hieronymus Hölzel, ca. 1516].

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

GIP number: I5
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Ak-x.38 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: W.L.:  Initials “W L” in ink on lower edge of text block.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  acquired 13 June 1906 according to Ferguson’s pencil acquisition note on front pastedown “JF 13.VI.06”;  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: 16th-century blind-tooled calf over paper boards;  the design of both covers is of three concentric rectangles formed by fillets;  the inner rectangle is composed of a roll of quatrefoils in lozenges, the middle rectangle is mitred but undecorated, and the outer rectangle is made-up of a floral roll;  title “Malleus ma.” added in gold to front cover at a later date;  edges show traces of gauffering;  remains of two thong fasteners;  paper label with manuscript title added to top compartment of spine at a later date;  another paper label (with no visible annotation) added to bottom compartment of spine.   Size:  144 x 100 mm.
Leaf size: 142 x 98 mm.
Annotations: Underlining and occasional early marginal annotations in brown ink in quires b-i;  occasional early marginal annotations in black ink, nota marks and underlining in quires r-z, C, D and H;  on πA1r “Authore Jacobo Sprenger” followed by brief biographical details and a bibliographical reference to Heinrich Pantaloen’s Prosopographia;  on front pastedown the number “250” in pencil plus other bibliographical references to Jacobus Scheltema’s Geschiedenis der heksenprocessen and to Prosper Marchand’s Histoire de l’origine et progrès de l’imprimerie, and a 19th-century note in French on the word Malleus;  on rear flyleaf a brief index to the chapters of the text (with signature references) and a more detailed reference to the chapter "Remedium ecclesiasticum contra incubos & succubos daemones";  on rear pastedown the pencil number “B2” and various pencil price codes.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Title-page and manuscript note in Institoris, Henricus and Sprenger, Jacobus: Malleus maleficarum