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Bod-Inc: C-161

Celsus, Aurelius Cornelius

De medicina.


Analysis of Content

Subject: medicine

a1r Celsus, Aurelius Cornelius: De medicina. ‘Aurelii Cornelii Celsi Medicinae liber primus incipit.’ Incipit: ‘[U]t alimenta sanis corporibus agricultura, sic sanitatem aegris medicina promittit ...’ s8v Explicit: ‘... Nam et debilitas sequitur, et tenuis cicatrix inducitur, quae necesse est facile noxae postea pateat.’ See C‑160.

s8v Colophon: ‘Cornelii Celsi De medicina liber finit. Impressum Mediolani per Leonardum Pachel et Uldericum Sinczenzeler, diligentissime emendatum, anno Salutis M.CCCC.LXXXI.’

[t1r] [Table of contents]. ‘Primo libro Cornelii Celsi De medicina haec continentur.’ Incipit: ‘[M]edicinae intentio et divisio, variaeque de ea illustrium medicorum opiniones FOLIO 2 ...’ [t7v] Explicit: ‘De digitis fo. 144 | Finis tabule’


Imprint: Milan Leonardus Pachel and Uldericus Scinzenzeler 1481. 4°.

Secundo folio: a2r sae non fefellerit. Neque vero inficiantur experimenta quoque esse necessaria


Collation: a–i K l–s [t8].

Remarks: Spaces left blank for initials, with printed guide letters.


ISTC: ic00365000

GW: GW 6457;

Hain: HC 4836;

Goff: Goff C‑365;

BMC: BMC VI 750;

Proctor: Pr 5940;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑3; Hillard 605; Sheppard 4942.

LCN: 12778100, 14837718


Copy number: C-161(1)

Binding: Italian quarter parchment over paper boards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 285 × 205 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 277 × 192 mm.

Early marginal notes on recto of front endleaf; on [t8v] medical instructions in an early hand.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), I 1732; sale (1789), lot 6643. Purchased for £2. 19. 0; the annotated sale catalogue gives no name of purchaser, but the same price as Books Purchased (1789), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.13.

Copy number: C-161(2)

Not in Sheppard.

Binding: Parchment.

Size: 282 × 200 × 28 mm.

Copious early marginal notes in a humanist hand.

Provenance: John Churchill; book-label. Oxford, Radcliffe Library; not found in Catalogue (1835), nor in interleaved copy of Catalogue (1835) in Radcliffe Library records, Radcliffe Science Library, thus suggesting that this incunable was acquired after 1840; book-plate with old shelfmarks 21 C.4.10a; 21 C.1.3; 78 D.10; G 160 D.1. Transferred to the Bodleian Library by the Radcliffe Trustees between 1861 and 1893.


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