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;  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

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.27 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  possible owner  - see Binding.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller (depending on the possible Harleian provenance cited above):  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  no. 8023 in Osborne’s 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 4 (London:  1744) and no. 7105 in his 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 5 (London:  1745).
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 BL copy of the Letherland sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (2).
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco;  on both covers triple fillets form an outer frame, inside which is a roll whose ornamentation includes coronets;  each cover has a diamond-shaped centre-piece made up of separate tools (including a thistle tool);  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves.  Possibly a Harleian binding;  restored and rebacked by D. Cockerell & Son, Jan. 1955;  original 18th-century flyleaves preserved;  new endpapers replacing marbled endpapers;  new morocco spine, with portions of original spine feathered on;  binder’s note by D. Cockerell tipped-in at end;  fragment of what appears to be 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

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 vellum;  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.