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Bod-Inc: A-165

Alexander Benedictus

De observatione in pestilentia.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v Cimbriacus, [Elius] Quintius Aemilianus: ‘Hendecasyllabicon', dedicated to the reader. Incipit: ‘Qui non volt Stygiis fata sub umbris | Saeua pestilitate disperire'; 11 hendecasyllabic verses.

A2r Alexander Benedictus: [Letter addressed to] Giacomo Contarini. Incipit: ‘[G]alenus qui post diuinum Hippocratem secundum . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 578.

A4r [Table of contents.]

A4v Alexander Benedictus: De observatione in pestilentia. Incipit: ‘[D]iximus de iis febribus in putridae materiae . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 445 and Pesenti 50 no. 1.

D3r [Colophon.]

D3v ‘Errores sparsim collecti.’


Imprint: Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 29 July 1493. 4°.


Collation: A–C8 D4.

Remarks: Running heading ‘Liber Quintus': according to Benedictus's dedication to Jacobus Contarenus (A3r lines 27-9), this is the fifth book out of twelve on fevers promised by Benedictus to Contarenus.


ISTC: ib00320420

GW: GW 864;

Hain: H *807;

Goff: Goff A‑390;

BMC: BMC V 344;

Proctor: Pr 4530;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑276; CIBN B‑215; Sheppard 3897.

LCN: 13932546


Copy number: A-165(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, with marbled covers.

Size: 208 × 150 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 142 mm.

Provenance: White label inside the upper cover: ‘Press G176; shelf A; no. 44'. According to Sheppard purchased in 1939, but this has not been verified.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I4.1493.1.

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