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Institoris, Henricus and Sprenger, Jacobus

Malleus maleficarum.


Analysis of Content

1r [Title-page.]

2r [Institoris, Henricus; Sprenger, Jacobus]: ‘Apologia autoris in Malleum maleficarum'.’ Incipit: ‘[C]um inter ruentis seculi calamitates quas . . .’

1v Innocentius VIII, Pont. Max.: Bulla ‘Summis desiderantes affectibus', 5 Dec. 1484. ‘Tenor bulle apostolice aduersus heresim maleficarum'.’ MBR V 296-8.

3v [Approbation of the Theology Faculty, Cologne University, 19 May 1487.] ‘Approbatio et subscriptio doctorum alme vniuersitatis Coloniensis iuxta formam publici instrumenti.’ Joseph Hansen, ‘Der Malleus maleficarum, seine Druckausgaben und die gefälschte Kölner Approbation vom J. 1487', Westdeutsche Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kunst, 17 (1898), 119-68, esp. 140-4; on the problems relating to this approbation see 133-68.

5v ‘Tabula'.

a1r [Institoris, Henricus; Sprenger, Jacobus]: Malleus maleficarum. Incipit: ‘[U]trum asserere maleficos esse sit adeo catholicum quod eius oppositum pertinaciter . . .’ See VL IV 408-15, at 410-14; also Der Hexenhammer. Entstehung und Umfeld des ‘Malleus maleficarum' von 1487, ed. P. Segl, Bayreuther Historische Kolloquien, 2, (Cologne and Vienna, 1988); VL IX 149-57, at 153-5.


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 17 Mar. 1494. 4°.


Collation: a–q8 r10.


ISTC: ii00166000

Hain: HC *9245;

Goff: Goff I‑166;

BMC: BMC II 438;

Proctor: Pr 2090;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑227; CIBN I‑56; Hansen 127, no. VI; Hillard 1089; Oates 1033; Sack, Freiburg, 2030; Sheppard 1527.

LCN: 14007007


Copy number: I-022(1)

Binding: Contemporary German quarter blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with remains of clasp. On both covers triple fillets form a rectangle which is divided by further fillets into three compartments, each decorated with the same floral roll; the spine is decorated with a repeated palmette stamp. On the upper cover is a contemporary label bearing the title, shelfmark, and a sign; a second label bearing a second shelfmark.

Size: 237 × 173 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 230 × 167 mm.

Some early marginal annotations, ‘nota' marks, and underlining in the text.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' in pencil on the front pastedown, also pencil no. ‘2659' on 1r. Albert Cohn. Purchased for 16 Marks from Cohn; see Library Bills, 25 Feb. 1886.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.62.

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