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Bod-Inc: L-034

Lanfrancus Mediolanensis

Chirurgia parva [Castilian] La chirurgía menor.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Lanfrancus Mediolanensis: ‘El compendio de la cirugia menor' [addressed to] Bernaldus. Incipit: ‘[H]onrrado amigo Bernaldo entiendote componer vn libro . . .’

c1r Lanfrancus Mediolanensis: ‘Prologo.’ Incipit: ‘[E]l defendedor de los en el esperantes Dios glorioso e muy alto . . .’ The Castilian translation of the Chirurgia parva: see Mario Tabanelli, La Chirurgia italiana nell'alto medioevo, Biblioteca della Rivista di Storia delle Scienze Mediche e Naturali, 15/ii (Florence, 1965), 811.

c2r ‘Tabla del presente libro.’

c4r Lanfrancus Mediolanensis: La chirurgía menor [Castilian]. Incipit: ‘[T]oda cosa que nos queremos buscar conuiene que sea buscada en vna de tres maneras . . .’


Imprint: Seville: Compañeros alemanes (Johann Pegnitzer, Magnus Herbst and Thomas Glockner), 15 May 1495. Folio.


Collation: a8 b6 c–q8 r6.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a; b2 erroneously signed aii.

Types: Types: 98 G; 130 G (with both types of C). Device C (BMC X p. 33). 2 columns.

Leaves: 132 leaves.

Line number: 42-47 lines, plus headlines; Haebler and Vindel count 43-46.

Type area: Type area: 231 (243) ×151 mm (a4v, 47 lines).

Illustrations: Woodcut initials: see BMC X p. 33.


ISTC: il00052000

Hain: HC Addenda R 9881;

Goff: Goff L‑52;

Proctor: Pr 9523A;

Others: Haebler, Bibliografía ibérica, I and II 349; Kurz 229; Oates 4042; Sheppard 7304; Vindel, Arte, V 205: 76. Microfiche: Unit 12: Medical Incunabula: Part II.

LCN: 14449384


Copy number: L-034(1)

Wanting a1.

Leaves a2 and r6 slightly mutilated. Many other leaves repaired in the gutters.

Binding: Sixteenth-century(?) reversed calf. Four ties lost.

Size: 295 × 202 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 190 mm.

Some early marginal annotations in Spanish, including ‘nota' marks, drawings and scribbles, also underlining in the text. Numerous pen-trials and scribbles in Spanish in sixteenth-century hands, on the front pastedown, the recto and verso of the front endleaf, r6v, the verso of the back endleaf, and the back pastedown.

Provenance: Juan Navarro (sixteenth century); inscription on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Este libro es del señor Juan Nauaro vezino de la puerta Valencia y esta en case del señor Miguel Palacios cirurgano . . .' Leo S. Olschki, Florence. Purchased from Leo Samuel Olschki (1861-1940), Monumenta typographica (1901), 601, for 76.50 franci [italiani, i.e. Lire] (£3. 1. 2); see Library Bills, 25 June 1901.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. S4.1495.1.

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