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Mesue, Johannes

De medicinis laxativis; Grabadin.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Mesue, Johannes [pseudo-]: De medicinis laxativis (Libri II). ‘Incipit liber de consolatione medicinarum simplicium solutiuarum Johannis heben Mesue.’ [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[I]n nomine Dei misericordis cuius nutu sermo recipit gratiam . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 694.

[a2r] [Table of contents for book I.]

[a2v] Mesue, Johannes [pseudo-]: De medicinis laxativis (Liber I:) Canones Universales. Incipit: ‘[D]icimus quod medicina laxatiua non est a re complexionali . . .’ Die Canones des Pseudo-Mesue: . . ., ed. Sieglinde Lieberknecht, Quellen und Studien zur Geschichte der Pharmazie, 71 (Stuttgart, 1995), 1-28, a photographic reprint of the 1561 edition, and 199-201; see also Thorndike–Kibre 415.

[b9v] [Table of contents for book II.]

[b10r] Mesue, Johannes [pseudo-]: De medicinis laxativis (Liber II:) De simplicibus. Incipit: ‘[P]rotellauimus usque huc intentiones . . . [A]loes est de melioribus . . .’ Not in Thorndike–Kibre.

[e4v] Mesue, Johannes [pseudo-]: Grabadin (Liber I:) Antidotarium. ‘Incipit quod est aggregatio et antidotarium ellectuariorum et confectionum'. Incipit: ‘[S]cripsimus in duobus libris precedentibus explanationum nostrarum . . .’ Explicit: antiquius tanto melius See Thorndike–Kibre 1414; VL VI 451-3.

[i1r] Mesue, Johannes [pseudo-]: Grabadin (Liber II:) Practica de medicinis particularium aegritudinum. Incipit: ‘[S]anat solus langores Deus . . .’ Explicit: labore et similibus See Thorndike–Kibre 1371, 361.


Imprint: [Milan]: Philippus de Lavagnia, 4 Aug. 1473. Folio.


Collation: [a–g10 h6 i–q10].


ISTC: im00510000

Hain: H *11105;

Goff: Goff M‑510;

Proctor: Pr 5842;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑342; Osler, IM, 36; Sheppard 4801. Microfiche: Unit 11: Medical Incunabula: Part I.

LCN: 14454489


Copy number: M-204(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [q10].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half red crushed morocco over marbled pasteboards; yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 325 × 235 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 316 × 217 mm.

Marginal notes, repeating headings, in the upper right hand corner of the rectos in a contemporary Italian hand. A bibliographical note in Page's hand pasted on the front pastedown.

Initials, a few with reserved white decoration, and paragraph marks are supplied in red up to gathering [i]. Text surrounded by red rules.

Provenance: J. H. Page (fl. 1835); inscription on front pastedown: ‘Ex libris J. H. Page [Millesimo Quingentesimo] CCC XXXV'. Puttick & Simpson, sale (17 June 1891), lot 297; label at the head of the spine. B. Quaritch. Purchased from Quaritch for £1. 7. 6; see Library Bills, 30 Sept. 1891; Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 10 May 1892, 470.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 4.37.

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