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Bod-Inc: G-275

Guido de Cauliaco

Chirurgia parva, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Table of contents.]

a2r Guido de Cauliaco: Chirurgia parva. Incipit: ‘[T]imore obliuionis et necessitate communi compulsus auxilia precipue . . .’

a6r Abulcasis: Chirurgia. Translated by Gerardus Cremonensis. Incipit: ‘[P]ostquam compleui vobis, o filii, librum hunc qui est postremus . . . [E]t ante quidem quod rememorer operationis cum eo . . .’ The translator is identified in the explicit.

f6r [Table of contents for Abulcasis, Chirurgia.]

aa1r Jesus Filius Hali: [Introductory letter addressed to one of his pupils.] Incipit: ‘Peruenit ad me charta tua, mi frater; custodiat te deus . . .’

aa1r [Table of contents.]

aa1r Jesus Filius Hali: De oculis. ‘De cognitione infirmitatum oculorum et curatione eorum.’ Incipit: ‘Incipio principium tractatus primi cum adiutorio dei et est hoc . . .’ See G‑273.

bb10r ‘Capitula primi libri.’

bb10r [David Armenicus]: De oculis. Translated by Canamusali de Baldach. ‘Super rerum preparationibus que ad oculorum medicinas faciunt et de medicaminibus ipsorum rationabiliter terminandis.’ Incipit: ‘Ego Canamusali de Baldach sustinui maximum laborem in translatando . . . [S]i vultis scire quot sunt infirmitates oculorum . . .’ For the authorship see G‑273.


Imprint: Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for the heirs of Octavianus Scotus, 27 Jan. 1500/1. Folio.


Collation: a6 b–d8 e f6 aa8 bb10 cc8.

Illustrations: Woodcuts and some woodcut initials.


ISTC: ig00564000

GW: GW 11707;

Hain: HCR 4813; H [not C] 4810 (I); C 1550;

Goff: Goff G‑564;

BMC: BMC V 453;

Proctor: Pr 5100;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑430; Essling 1247; G. D. Hargreaves, A Catalogue of Medical Incunabula in Edinburgh Libraries (Edinburgh, 1976), 29 no. 52; Oates 2005; Sack, Freiburg, 1688; Sander 1844; Sheppard 4244-5, [4246].

LCN: 14457553


Copy number: G-275(1)

Bound with:
2. Julius Caesar Scaliger, In librum de insomniis Hippocratis commentarius. [Geneva: n. pr., 1561];
3. Simon a Cordo (Simon Januensis), Opusculum cui nomen clauis sanationis simplicia medicinalia . . ., ed. Georgius de Ferrariis. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 5 June 1510;
4. Manuscript catalogue:
fols 1-34v: catalogue of the Barocci manuscripts;
fols 35r-v, 37: catalogue of a portion of the Roe manuscripts; on fol. 35 MSS 1-5, on fol. 37 MSS 16-27;
fols 39r-v [bound between fols 37 and 38]: alphabetical list of manuscripts then in ‘Bibliotheca Mathematica Saviliana' (SC 3490d; see also below).

On cc8r, col. 2, l.12: ‘ . . .quonda ƺ Nobilis . . .', partly as GW (Anm.)

Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf, rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover.

Size: 295 × 206 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 195 mm.

For the manuscript catalogues see above. There are two further notes on the verso of the preliminary leaf before the catalogues, providing information regarding the authorship of the catalogues: the second note, signed by Thomas Hearne, records that the first note was written in the hand of Antony Wood; this note by Wood states that the catalogue was written by Dr Peter Turner, of Merton College, Oxford (1586-1652; see DNB); Hearne states that Wood's source for this information was the note by Dr Gerard Langbaine (1609-1658; see DNB) on fol. 39(!)v.

Provenance: John Selden (1584-1654); items 2 and 3 only listed in MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 16; Greek motto on the recto of the front endleaf. Presented in 1659.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: A 1. 20 Med. Seld.

SHELFMARK: AA 1(1) Med. Seld.

Copy number: G-275(2)

Bound with G‑273; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 314 × 211 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations, mainly headings, in red, in the same hand as one of the annotators of G‑272.

Partial rubrication: occasional capital strokes and underlining in red; some woodcut initials coloured in red.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 3.26(2).

Copy number: G-275(3)

No further information is available about this book. Sheppard 4246 noted that it could not be found at the Radcliffe Science Library when he requested it in July 1962; it was still missing when requested in Oct. 1995.

Provenance: Oxford, Radcliffe Library; presumably acquired after 1835, since it is not recorded in the Radcliffe Catalogue (1835).


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