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Bod-Inc: G-030

Ganivetus, Johannes

Amicus medicorum et alia opuscula.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Gondisalvus de Toleto: [Letter addressed to] Hieronymus Ferrera. Incipit: ‘Cum diu diutiusque tua virorum, prestantissime, in me collata . . . vnque condicit . . .’

a2r Ganivetus, Johannes: Amicus medicorum. Incipit: ‘[In] nomine domini, Amen. Incipit quidam breuis tractatus ad dirigendum phisicos in practica medicine . . . [C]irca primum itaque huius prime differentie capitulum sciendum est . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 218, 735.

f1r Ganivetus, Johannes: ‘Celi enarrant.’ Incipit: ‘[C]eli enarrant gloriam dei triplici via et modo mirabili, celi enarrant . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 198.

f6v Aben Ezra, Abraham: De diebus criticis. [Translated by Henricus Bate, from the French of Haginus Deulacres.] Incipit: ‘[D]ominum deum oro quod diu est anima mea in me in cor . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 466. On the identity of the translator see BSB‑Ink, although Raphael Levy, The Astrological Works of Abraham ibn Ezra, Johns Hopkins Studies in Romance Literatures and Languages, 8 (Baltimore and Paris, 1927), 28 suggests that the translation may have been made directly by Bate.

f8r ‘Directorium de figura celi in Amicum medicorum per modum epilogi.’ Incipit: ‘[P]ro figure celi declaratione et prognosticatione vera habenda . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1132.

f9r ‘Tabula Amici medicorum.’

f9v ‘Alterius operis tabula.’


Imprint: Lyons: Johannes Trechsel, 14 Oct. 1496. 4°.


Collation: a–e8 f10.

Illustrations: Woodcut astrological diagrams.


ISTC: ig00071000

GW: GW 10544;

Hain: HC *7467;

Goff: Goff G‑71;


Proctor: Pr 8610;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑39; Hillard 864; Oates 3219; Rhodes 811; Sheppard 6670.

LCN: 14828453


Copy number: G-030(1)

Wanting the blank leaf f10.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English sprinkled calf (c.1830, according to a note by A. W. Pollard, Library Records c. 1054), the spine stamped with the monogram of the British Museum, ‘B. M.'; rebacked.

Size: 228 × 161 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 221 × 153 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Christopher Benet (1617-1655); signature on f8v: ‘Christofor Benet'. Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753). London, British Museum; black octagonal stamp indicating the Sloane collection; former BM shelfmarks: ‘7HHa' (Montagu House period); ‘718.f.17', ‘IA.41926'; black octagonal stamp stamp and duplicate stamps on a1r and f9v. Transferred to the Bodleian in Oct. 1913; see ‘List of Duplicate Incunabula' (Library Records c. 1054), no. 30.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. F2.1496.1.

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