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Bod-Inc: J-158

Johannes de Gaddesden

Rosa anglica practica medicinae (ed. Nicolaus Scyllatius).


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*2r] Scyllatius, Nicolaus: [Letter addressed to] Ambrosius Varisius Rosatus (i.e. de Rosate). Incipit: ‘[Q]ui de dijs scripserunt Ambrosi eruditissime, vnum imprimis eos genus hominum . . .’ See F. Malaguzzi Valeri, La corte di Lodovico il Moro, 4 vols (Nendeln, 1970), I 354 and Santoro 22.

[*3r] [Table of contents.] ‘Quoniam auctor iste circa ordinem librorum et collocationem capitulorum egritudinum ab aliorum vestigiis et exemplo deuiauit . . .’

a1r Johannes de Gaddesden: Rosa anglica practica medicinae. Edited by Nicolaus Scyllatius. Incipit: ‘[S]icut dicit Galenus primo de ingenio sanitatis . . . Capitulum primum. [F]ebris nihil aliud est nisi calor naturalis . . .’ See H. P. Cholmeley, John of Gaddesen and the Rosa medicinae (Oxford, 1912), extracts; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 707; Thorndike–Kibre 552, 577.

y5v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Explicit ista rosa pre cunctis res preciosa. | Plurima si fatur non vilis ob hoc teneatur'; 4 lines of verse, resembling hexameters.


Imprint: Pavia: Franciscus Girardengus and Johannes Antonius Birreta, 24 Jan. 1492. Folio.


Collation: [*4] a–x8 y6.

Illustrations: Woodcut (119 ×178 mm), showing four doctors and a patient.


ISTC: ij00326000

Hain: HC *1108;

Goff: Goff J‑326;

BMC: BMC VII 1005;

Proctor: Pr 7106;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑394; CIBN J‑219; Hillard 1137; Rhodes 1014; Sack, Freiburg, 2069; Sheppard 5846. Microfiche: Unit 12: Medical Incunabula: Part II.

LCN: 14484806


Copy number: J-158(1)

The first sheet and the whole of gathering a belong to the unassigned reissue, ‘Impressa Papie', 12 May 1517.

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, with red-edged leaves.

Size: 290 × 203 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 282 × 197 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a contemporary humanist hand; also a few notes, extracting key words, pointing hands, and ‘nota' marks in another early hand.

Provenance: Oxford, Radcliffe Library; book-plate. Bodleian date stamp: 29 Jan. 1938.

Former Radcliffe shelfmarks: 23 D. 2.8; 21 D. 2.8; 79. C. 17; G. 161. I. 9; RR. x. 183.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. I23.1492.1.

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