Gart d[er] gesuntheyt.

Accession number: 
PML 25979
Uniform title: 
Gart der Gesundheit.
Augsburg : [Johann Schönsperger], 22 August 1485.
[370] leaves : illus. (woodcuts) ; 29 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1928.

Title from incipit (leaf "a2"r): ...Und nennen diβ bůch zů latein Ortus sanitatis, auff teutsch ein gart d[er] gesuntheyt.
Colophon (leaf X10r): Hÿe hat in end der herbarius in der keyserlichen statt Augspurg Gedruckt und vollendet an montag nechst vor Bartholomaei nach Cristi gepurt M.cccclxxxv.
Printed in Schönsperger's type 1:120G.
Collation: a-z, A-V⁸ T⁸ V⁸ X¹⁰: 370 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
BSB-Ink records under Johann Wonnecke.
Walsh S1-596.4 (& pls.) describes two leaves apparently from an otherwise unknown and perhaps uncompleted reprint of this edition (ISTC).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28 x 19.8 cm.
PML copy with a fallen type (16 x 5 mm, probably a spacer) printed on its side (leaf g5r).

16th-century German blind-stamped half pigskin over wooden boards (29 x 21.5 cm), sewn on 4 supports; repaired. Roll is dated 1535 just below Lucretia (see EBDB r000301 and Haebler II 9, 4). 2 clasps, wanting. Plain paper pastedowns and flyleaves; plain endbands (modern).

Hand decoration: No rubrication required. Some woodcuts are hand colored. Annotations: Heavily annotated in German and Latin in margins and final leaves, including medicinal recipes. Additional page of notes added between leaves P2-3. Manuscript note at end of several paragraphs and marginal notations "L. d." Fore-edge title: Herbarius Germanicus.

Erasmus Zolner (1489-1554), "Liber 84" and purchase inscription, 1541 (front pastedown); initials AvZ, 1788 on woodcut (leaf a1v); Arthur Dalrymple (d. 1868/9), armorial bookplate (front pastedown); Henry Mere Ormerod (1816-1898), armorial bookplate (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Lathrop C. Harper, August 1928.