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Mesue, Johannes

Il libro della consolatione delle medicine, semplici, solenni.


Analysis of Content

a2r Mesue, Johannes [pseudo-]: ‘Il libro della consolatione delle medicine, semplici, solenni'. [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[N]el nome di dio misericordioso di cui consentimento . . .’

a2v Mesue, Johannes [pseudo-]: ‘Il libro della consolatione delle medicine, semplici, solenni' (Book I). Incipit: ‘[N]oi diciamo chella medicina da fare uscire non e cosi fatta . . .’ Explicit: per fine ad 3.iii

c8r Mesue, Johannes [pseudo-]: Il libro della consolatione delle medicine, semplici, solenni (Book II). Incipit: ‘[N]oi abbiamo prolongato il parlare delle intentioni . . . [L] aloe e de le migliori . . .’

h3v Mesue, Johannes [pseudo-]: ‘Glabati' (Book I:) Antidotario. Incipit: ‘[A]biamo scripto nelli duo libri precedenti delle dechiarationi . . .’ Explicit: tanto e megliore.

m10r Mesue, Johannes [pseudo-]: ‘Glabati' (Book II:) Tractato delle medicine particulari. Incipit: ‘Sana solo le infirmita il dio . . .’ Explicit: receuano largeza


Imprint: [Modena]: Johannes Vurster, 25 June 1475. Folio and 4°.


Collation: a12 b–g8 h–k10 l8 m–x yy z10 y6.


ISTC: im00518000

Hain: H *11114;

Goff: Goff M‑518;

BMC: BMC VII 1059;

Proctor: Pr 7191;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑350; CIBN M‑328; Hillard 1375; Oates 269; Osler, IM 93; Sheppard 5966. Microfiche: Unit 11: Medical Incunabula: Part I.

LCN: 14454501


Copy number: M-206(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and y6. Signatures cropped: see BMC.

Sheet i3.8 is 4°.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century parchment, the spine gold-tooled with ‘R' also gold-tooled at tail. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 285 × 195 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 276 × 177 mm.

Occasional marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in ‘A. Fandutio''s hand. Marginal notes in a rough sixteenth-century Italian hand on q1v: ‘amore fa cosi condolare tanta pena Montino | [M]ontino [ ]datori [a]di 13 dagosto'; in the same hand on q2r: ‘Quanto mancare verme vego lamore vostero madona piu crese el mio fogo chi m[i] consuma a poco a poco talche vicino mi trouo'. Manuscript foliation: ‘1-222'. ‘1044.B' on a slip pasted on the rear pastedown.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: ‘R.' on the upper right-hand corner of a2r and on the spine. ‘Angelo Fandutio', i.e. Fantuzzi? (sixteenth century) written over another name on y5v. Girolamo Negrini, 30 June 1839; bibliographical note in Italian on front endleaf. Guglielmo Bruto Icilio Timoleone, Conte Libri Carrucci della Sommaia (1803-1869); purchased at his sale (1 Aug. 1859), lot 1621, for £5. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 73.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 5.16.

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