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Secreta secretorum (trans. pseudo-Philippus Tripolitanus).


Analysis of Content

a1v ‘Tabula libri presentis.’

a2r Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Secreta secretorum. ‘Documenta Arestotelis de conseruatione sanitatis ad Alexandrum magnum discipulum suum.’ [Translated by pseudo-Philippus Tripolitanus.] Incipit: ‘[C]um corpus humanum corrumpatur propter contrarietatem humorum et qualitatem elementorum ex quibus est mixtum, ideo volo tibi, o Alexander . . .’ In 14 chapters, beginning with chapter 15 of the longer version, omitting chapter 27 and concluding with chapter 30; approximately corresponding to chapters 27-8, 30-441, 50-2, 55-6 (see Anhang no. 1), 651, 671, 70-1, 73, 75-6 in Hiltgart von Hürnheim, ed. Möller. See Thorndike–Kibre 288. On the text see also A‑427.

c3v Kamicus [pseudo-; Jacobi, Johannes]: Regimen contra pestilentiam. ‘De conseruatione contra pestilentiam.’ Incipit: ‘[P]ro quo notandum est iuxta dictum summi medici per Jheremiam dicentem, quod homo primo se debeat diuertere a malo ad bonum . . .’ Work attributed in incunable editions to Benedictus Kamisius, Kamintus, Canutus, or Kanuti (erroneously identified with Bengt Knutsson, Bishop of Västerås (1461-2); see Gams 341); the author is Johannes Jacobi (i.e. Jean Jasme or Jacme); see Karl Sudhoff, ‘Pestschriften aus den ersten 150 Jahren nach der Epidemie des “schwarzen Todes” 1348', Archiv für Geschichte der Medizin, 17 (Leipzig, 1925); Wickersheimer II 422-4, at 423. For individual incunable editions of the text; see Klebs–Sudhoff 19-25, and A. C. Klebs and E. Droz, Remèdes contre la peste (Paris, 1925), 65-8; see also J‑001.

d1r ‘Tabula libri sequentis.’

d1v Arnoldus de Villa Nova: Regimen sanitatis ad regem Aragonum. ‘De conseruatione corporis seu de regimine sanitatis.’ Incipit: ‘[P]rima pars vel consideratio sanitatis conseruande pertinet aeris electioni . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1095. See Wickersheimer I 45-99, and Juan A. Paniagua, Estudios y notas sobre Arnau de Vilanova (Madrid, 1963), 21-2.


Imprint: [Antwerp: Mathias van der Goes, c.1491]. 4°.


Collation: a6 b c4 d e6 f4 g6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ia01050500

GW: GW 2485;

Hain: C 658;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: Campbell–Kronenberg 169a; HPT II 389; ILC 278; Oates 3974; Proctor, Campbell, 1727A; Sheppard 7202.


Copy number: A-428(1)

Wanting gatherings d–g.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf.

Size: 203 × 140 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 130 mm.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: On endleaf ‘H. A. Feb. 28. 1828.' Oxford, Radcliffe Library; see former shelfmarks; not found in Catalogue (1835). Stamp ‘193(?).’

Former Radcliffe shelfmarks: G 160 a.5; RR.w.315; 21 a 2.13; 77 E 7.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. N14.2.

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