Ortus sanitatis : de herbis et plantis, de animalibus et reptilibus, de auibus et volatilibus, de piscibus et natatilibus (tibus), de lapidibus [et] in terre venis nasce[ntibus], de vrinis et earu[m] speciebus, tabula medicinalis cum directorio generali per omnes tractatus.

Accession number: 
PML 380.1
Uniform title: 
Hortus sanitatis.
[Strasbourg], [Johann Prüss], [approximately 1507].
[360] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 30 cm (folio)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Publication statement from Incunabula short title catalogue.
Incunabula short title catalogue and VD 16 date to approximately 1507; Goff, Proctor, and Klebs date to approximately 1499; Proctor attributes to the press of Heinrich Quentell in Cologne.
Leaf 203 recto: Sequuntur alii tractatus. Primus de animalibus, secundus de auibus, tertius de piscibus, quartus de lapidibus.
Signatures: a⁸ b-k⁶ l⁸ m-r⁶ s⁸ t-z⁶ A⁶ B⁸ C-E⁶ F⁸ G-I⁶ K⁸ L-M⁶ N⁸ O-R⁶ S⁸ T-Bb⁶ Cc⁸ Dd-Ee⁶ Ff⁸ Gg⁶ Hh⁴ Ii-Ll⁶.
Printed in 2 columns, tables printed in 4 columns; 55 lines; capital spaces, some with guide letters; woodcut capitals; 4 full page woodcut illustrations.
Includes indexes.
PML copy is Tractatus de Urinis only (quire Gg-Hh).

Modern blind-tooled full brown goatskin over boards (30 x 21 cm.), sewn on 3 supports by Charlotte Ullman, 1965. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves with plain paper fly leaves; decorative endbands.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, woodcut initials highlighted in red, red paragraph marks, underlining, and capitl strokes; woodcuts hand colored. Annotations: Partially interleaved with considerable contemporary notations throughout, in a German hand (same notations in all three works bound together).

Claudius Chevez, inscription, 17th century(?): "Claudius Chevez Catalaunaeus Doctor Medicus Montepliensis" (leaf Gg1 of De Urinis, 380.1); Antoine-Jean Daval, doctor at Paris, inscription, partially abraded, 17th/18th century; Louis de Plauterose, purchase inscription, 1780 (blank leaf before Kircheim); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and bibliographical notes: No. 124, 22/4/96 and price code: wy/e/e (former front fly leaf, now in dept. files); J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.