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Bod-Inc: H-146

Honestis, Christophorus Georgius de

Expositio super Antidotario Mesue, et al.


Analysis of Content

a2r Honestis, Christophorus Georgius de: Expositio super Antidotario Mesue. Incipit: ‘[H]oc opus vtile prosiliendo aggrediar. Eisque qui practicam medicine desiderant . . .’

i5r Honestis, Christophorus Georgius de: De aqua ordei. Incipit: ‘[A]quam ordeaceam diligenter et commode componere volenti pauca . . .’

i6r Honestis, Christophorus Georgius de: De modo faciendi ptisanam. Incipit: ‘Accipe farine ordei cocleraria duo . . .’


Imprint: Bologna: Henricus de Harlem and Johannes Walbeck, 15 Apr. 1488. Folio.


Collation: a–f6 g4 h i6.


ISTC: ih00320500

Hain: HCR 8798;

BMC: BMC VI 831;

Proctor: Pr 6562;

Others: CIBN H‑186; Sack, Freiburg, 1864; Sheppard 5358.

LCN: 14461915


Copy number: H-146(1)

Bound with:
1. Savonarola, Michael, De pulsibus, urinis et egestionibus. Bologna: Henricus de Harlem and Johannes Walbeck, 8 May 1487 (S‑104);
2. Savonarola, Michael, De febribus. Bologna: Dionysius de Bertochus, 8 Mar. 1487 (S‑103);
4. Saladinus de Asculo, Compendium aromatariorum. Ferrara: Andreas Belfortis, Gallus, 5 Apr. 1488 (S‑006);
5. Rhasis, Mohammed, Liber nonus ad Almansorem [Petrus de Tussignano's Receptae only]. Venice: Bernardinus Stagninus, de Tridino, 30 Mar. 1483 (H‑060(2)).

Binding: Contemporary Italian blind-tooled quarter calf over wooden boards, with remains of two catches, hinged from upper to lower cover, each fastened with three star-shaped nails, fastened onto triangular catches. Triple fillets form a frame; diagonal triple fillets divide the area within the frame into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, each decorated with a floral stamp. ‘Savonarola de febribus' along the lower edge. Rebacked; the original spine pasted onto the rear pastedown.

Size: 315 × 214 × 67 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 205 mm.

On the front endleaf, numerous medical recipes in a contemporary Italian hand: ‘Collirium pro occulis . . .' In the same hand, extensive marginal annotations in brown and red ink throughout all five items, which must therefore have been bound together from an early stage.

Provenance: Ulrich Hoepli, Catalogue 83 (1892), no. 523. Purchased for 100 Lire; see Library Bills, 14 Dec. 1892.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I11.1487.1(3).

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