Lapidarium omni voluptate refertum et medicine plurima notatu dignissmima experimenta complectens.

Vienna:  Johann Winterburg, [ca. 1510]
4to.   a-g4.   [28] leaves.
Woodcut initials.
ISTC il00064000;  GW M17067;  Goff L64;  BMC(Ger) p.484.

Dated from BMC(Ger).   AmBCat (508) dates [ca. 1505].

Sometimes attributed to Martinus Stainpeiss (cf. British Library online catalogue).

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

GIP number: L9/1
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.27 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Joseph Letherland (1699-1764), physician:  Letherland’s shelfmark “K.4/29” in pencil on first front flyleaf (cf. J.B. Oldham, ‘Shrewsbury School Library’, The Library, 5th series, vol. XIV, (1959) p. 95);  lot 1866 in A catalogue of the genuine and truly valuable library of ... Dr. Joseph Letherland ... which will be sold by auction, by Samuel Baker ... on Thursday, March the 14th 1765 ... [London:  1765].
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Letherland sale for £0.6.6 according to the annotated British Library copy of the Letherland sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (2).
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin.  On both covers triple fillets form a frame and within the frame is an ornamental roll whose design includes two crowns and two coronets;  covers also have a lozenge-shaped centre-piece, made up of several individual tools including a thistle tool;  gold-tooled spine;  edges and turn-ins decorated with a roll;  gilt-edged leaves.  Restored and rebacked by D. Cockerell & Son, Jan. 1955;  original 18th-century flyleaves preserved;  new endpapers replacing marbled endpapers;  new goatskin spine, with portions of original spine feathered on;  Cockerell’s note tipped-in at end;  fragment of an 18th-century binder’s note also tipped-in at end.   Size:  203 x 148 mm.
Leaf size: 198 x 145 mm.
Annotations: Traces of a number in ink at top inner corner of a1r and what appears to be an erased pencil number at top outer corner of same page;  the letter “n” in ink underlined on first front flyleaf.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Front Binding of 'Lapidarium omni voluptate...'. Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.27.

Copy 2

GIP number: L9/2
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Ak-a.27 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  Ferguson’s signature and acquisition date on front pastedown “J. Ferguson May 1876”.
Binding: 18th-century parchment;  manuscript title on spine;  traces of a manuscript title on fore-edge;  sprinkled red-edged leaves.   Size:  218 x 163 mm.
Leaf size: 213 x 158 mm.
Annotations: Unread 18th-century(?) annotation on a1r;  pencil number “32/613” on front pastedown;  letter “m” underlined on rear pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Title page with annotation from 'Lapidarium omni voluptate...'. Sp Coll Ferguson Ak-a.27.