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Bod-Inc: D-157

Dondis, Jacobus de

Aggregator, sive De medicinis simplicibus.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Dondis, Jacobus de]: Aggregator, sive De medicinis simplicibus. Incipit: ‘[F]ructiferum medicis acturus opus non modo rudibus tantum . . .’ Explicit: Tenasmoni licinium Hali ibidem See Thorndike–Kibre 571, 1702.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: The R‑Printer (Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch), c.1470]. Folio.

Remarks: Polain dates [c.1480].


Collation: [a–e10 f8 g h6 i10 k–n10.8 o–q10 r s8 t–y10 z A6 B C10 D8 E10 F–H8 I10].


ISTC: id00358000

GW: GW 9042;

Hain: HC *6395;

Goff: Goff D‑358;

BMC: BMC I 64;

Proctor: Pr 248;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑282; Osler, IM, 187; Polain 1348; Sack, Freiburg, 1288; Sheppard 213.

LCN: 14888794


Copy number: D-157(1)

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled leather over thick pasteboards; five bosses on each cover and two clasps lost. On both covers triple fillets form a border, within which, on the upper cover, is a repeated foliate staff stamp, and, on the lower, a repeated scroll stamp; on both covers, triple fillets form the inner rectangle, which is divided into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments, decorated with the foliate staff stamp, a small circular double-headed eagle stamp, a lozenge-shaped lion rampant stamp, the scroll stamp, a small circular flower-petal stamp, two small fleurons, three circular floral stamps, a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp, a rectangular-shaped stag stamp(?), and a small circular star stamp; another floral stamp is used only on the lower cover. The spine is mostly covered with remains of later paper labels, but is decorated with the small flower-petal stamp. Leather index tabs.

Size: 415 × 291 × 87 mm.

Size of leaf: 402 × 278 mm.

On [I9v] the rubricator's note, dated 1497: ‘Finis huius signature tractatuum et capitulorum eorundem in superiori margine huius libri in octaua decollacionis sancti Johannis Baptiste patroni nostri anno domini M°ccccxcvii°. Per fratrem C'.

Initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red, green, or blue; yellow capital strokes. Running headlines and manuscript foliation are supplied in black ink in 1497; see above.

Provenance: Camenz, Silesia, Cistercians; an inscription on [a2r]: ‘Monasterii Beate Marie in Camencz'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; see sale (1835), lot 1304(?). Purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1843), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 1.26.

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