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Herbarius [with German synonyms].


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page.]

[a2r] [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[R]ogatu plurimorum inopum nummorum egentium appotecas refutantium . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1364.

[a2v] [Introduction to table of contents.] Incipit: ‘Pondus medicinale in figuris sic cognosces . . .’

[a3r] ‘Capitula herbarum secundum ordinem alphabeti.’

[b1r] ‘Herbarius.’ Incipit: ‘Absintheum. Absintheum est calidum in primo gradu et siccum in secundo . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 12.

[v7r] ‘Particula secunda de laxatiuis limitiuis seu lubricatiuis superioribus antidotis deseruientibus.’

[x1r] Herbarius: ‘Secunda particula' to ‘septima particula.’ Incipit: ‘[A]loepaticum calidum est et siccum in secundo gradu, et fit ex succo . . .’


Imprint: Passau: [Johann Petri, 14]85. 4°.

Remarks: On the numbering of the chapters and the figures see F. R. Goff, ‘Johann Petri of Passau and his “Herbarius Latinus”  ’, in Festschrift für Claus Nissen, ed. Elisabeth Geck and Guido Pressler (Wiesbaden, 1973), 302-10, at 303-6.


Collation: [a4 b–x8 y10].

Illustrations: 150 woodcuts.


ISTC: ih00064000

Hain: HC Addenda *8445;

Goff: Goff H‑64;

BMC: BMC II 616;

Proctor: Pr 2829;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑100; CIBN H‑33; Arnold C. Klebs, ‘Herbals of 15th Century', Bibliographical Society of America, 11 (1917), 75-92, at 90, ‘Dated, c'; Schramm XVI p. 17; Schreiber V 4206; Sheppard 2054.

LCN: 14512361


Copy number: H-038(1)

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled sheep(?) over wooden boards; two catches and clasps lost. On both covers fillets form an outer border. On the rectangle of the upper cover two sets of fillets form a saltire cross, defining triangles divided by further fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments; on the cross are a repeated palmette stamp and a repeated rosette stamp; in the compartments a fleuron, a small square stag stamp, and a flower-petal stamp; at the intersections of the fillets is a small flower-petal stamp. On the lower cover fillets divide the rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, with the rosette stamp or the small flower-petal stamp at each point of intersection. At the head of the upper cover is a contemporary parchment manuscript label with the manuscript title, and, at the tail, a printed paper label bearing the Tegernsee shelfmark, ‘L 36.2o ‘; on the spine a printed paper label bearing the title. Early manuscript title on lower edge.

Size: 220 × 154 × 46 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 142 mm.

Early marginal annotations, including some key words, also ‘nota' marks and underlining in the text. Names of herbs are supplied in black ink at the end of some of the descriptions; a short recipe inside the back cover: ‘camfora i lott; ymber ii lot . . .’

Woodcuts coloured in red, blue, green, yellow, and black.

Provenance: Sigismund Mösel (fl. 1487); inscription on back pastedown: ‘Sigismundus Mǒsel plebanus in Stainhering hunc comparauit codicem anno etc. 87to’. Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus; inscription on front pastedown: ‘Hunc librum obtulit S. Quirino in Tegernsee honlis vir et dominus Sigismundus Mǒsel plebanus in Stainhering pro vsu apothece'; inscription on back pastedown: ‘Attinet Tegernsee'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘duplum' in pencil on the recto of the front endleaf, also shelfmark in pencil on the verso: ‘Inc. 413'; two stamps, one being the duplicate stamp, on [a1r] and elsewhere. Purchased for £2. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 54.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.108.

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