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Bod-Inc: G-335

Guilelmus de Saliceto

Chirurgia [Italian] La ciroxia vulgarmente fata.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Guilelmo Da Piaxenca [Guilelmus de Saliceto]: ‘La ciroxia uulgarmente fata.’ [Prologue.] ‘[P]roponudo a ti dar o uer de componer un libro de la operation manual . . .’

[a2v] [Table of contents, first book.]

[a4v] [First book.] ‘Capitolo .I. De l'aqua assunada in li caui de li fantolini nouelamente nadi.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uesta infirmitade non fi(!) fata ne comenza se non quando el fantolino se in lo uentre . . .’ See Jole Agrimi and Chiara Crisciani, ‘The Science and Practice of Medicine in the Thirteenth Century according to Guglielmo da Saliceto, Italian Surgeon'; and Nancy G. Siraisi, ‘How to Write a Latin Book on Surgery: Organizing Principles and Authorial Devices in Guglielmo da Saliceto and Dino del Garbo', both in Practical Medicine from Salerno to the Black Death, ed. Luis García-Ballester and others (Cambridge, 1994), 60-87, 88-109; see also Repertorium Fontium Historiae Medii Aevi, vols 1- (Rome, 1962-), V 319-20.

[o10r] [Colophon.]


Imprint: [Venice]: Filippo di Pietro, 1 Mar. 1474. Folio.


Collation: a b10 c–i8 k6 l m8 n o10.


ISTC: is00027000

Hain: HCR 14147;

Goff: Goff S‑27;

Proctor: Pr 4254;

Others: Osler, IM 55; Sheppard 3434.

LCN: 14512046


Copy number: G-335(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century Italian parchment; ‘XV' and ‘12', later addition, on the lower part of the spine; blue-edged leaves.

Size: 296 × 217 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 250 × 183 mm.

A few ‘nota' marks in an early hand. Guide-letters and page numbering in the upper right-hand corner in an early hand.

Provenance: Cardinal Alessandro Albani (1692-1779); on [a1r] an oval stamp, white on black, bearing the arms of Albani surmounted by a cardinal's hat; beneath, initials ‘B A' (Bibliotheca(?) Albani); see Gelli pl. vi no. 28. Unidentified shelfmarks on the front endleaf: ‘CCC 32.III.', ‘K. VI. 7'; for other shelfmarks see above. Guglielmo Bruto Icilio Timoleone, Conte Libri Carrucci della Sommaia (1803-1869). purchased at his sale (1 Aug. 1859), lot 1196, for £6. 6. 0; see annotated sale catalogue, but not found in Books Purchased (1859).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 3.22.

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