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Bod-Inc: A-140

Albertus Magnus

Secreta mulierum et virorum cum commento.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Henricus de Saxonia]: ‘Praeambula.’ Incipit: ‘[A]d lucidiorem notitiam sequentium habendam videlicet de secretis mulierum aliqua praeambula sunt praenotanda. Primo queritur quot sint cause et que sint . . .’

[a1v] Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Secreta mulierum [et virorum]. Incipit: ‘[D]ilecto suo et cetera.’ Chapter headings only, used as references for the commentary.

[a1v] [Henricus de Saxonia]: [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘Diuiditur iste liber prima sui diuisione in quatuor tractatus. In primo determinat de formatione embrionis et de influentiis planetarum . . .’ On commentaries on the ‘Secreta mulierum' see Thorndike, ‘Further Consideration', 427-43. For the ascription of this commentary to Henricus de Saxonia see Ernest Wickersheimer, Henri de Saxe et le De secretis mulierum, Communication faite au 3e Congrès de l'Histoire de l'Art de Guérir à Londres 17.-22.7.1922 (Antwerp, 1923) and VL III 876-8 (no mention of the Secreta).


Imprint: [Venice: Adam de Rottweil], 24 June 1478. 4°.


Collation: [a–g8].


ISTC: ia00319000

GW: GW 763;

Hain: H *563;

Goff: Goff A‑319;

BMC: BMC V 249;

Proctor: Pr 4419;

Others: Sheppard 3551.

LCN: 14291855


Copy number: A-140(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century Italian quarter red morocco over red pasteboards; marbled pastedowns, probably for Boutourlin.

Size: 214 × 156 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 147 mm.

Some signatures added in ink, occasional early marginal notes, mostly washed out.

Provenance: Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); ‘No. 192' in red ink on endleaf, see Catalogue 1831; sale, part 1 (1839), lot 663. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1840), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.37.

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