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Bod-Inc: M-308

Montagnana, Bartholomaeus de

Consilia medica (ed. Jacobus de Vitalibus), et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Jacobus de Vitalibus: [Letter addressed to] Gerardus Bolderius. Incipit: ‘Putaueram ego antea ut ingenue fatear singulare medicorum decus . . .’ Explicit: incomprehensibile est. Vale

a1v Bolderius, Gerardus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus de Vitalibus. Incipit: ‘Superioribus diebus litteras tuas mihi quidem gratissimas accepi . . .’ Explicit: perpetuo maneant. Vale

a2r ‘Tabula consiliorum'.

b1r Montagnana, Bartholomaeus: Consilia medica [addressed to] Petrus Donatus. ‘Consiliorum aggregatio'. [Edited by Jacobus de Vitalibus.] Incipit: ‘[S]uo precipuo domino generosissimo atque reuerendissimo in Christo patri domino Petro Donato summi pontificis protonotario condignissimo Bartholomeus de Montagnana phisicorum minimus salutem et eiusdem conseruationis canones dirigitur. Cupiens canones conseruandi sanitatem . . .’ Explicit: partes equales See Thorndike–Kibre 359; VL I 620. The work of Jacobus de Vitalibus as editor is noted in his letter (see above).

rr7r Montagnana, Bartholomaeus(?): ‘De mirachiali dispositione'. [Also known as De dispositione hypochondriaci.] Incipit: ‘[O]blata est mihi dispositio que multum diligenti consideratione . . .’ Explicit: viri dispositione See Thorndike–Kibre 973. The printed rubric title expresses doubt about the authorship of this work: ‘ . . . magistro Bartholomeo attribuitur, sed aliquis existimant aut non est eius . . .’

rr8v Montagnana, Bartholomaeus: ‘De balneis Patauinis'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam multis iam ante diebus instantia tue sollicitudinis vir insignis . . .’ Explicit: ut patet intelligenti. Amen See Thorndike–Kibre 1286.

ss3r Montagnana, Bartholomaeus: ‘De compositione et dosi medicinarum'; ‘De modo componendi medicinas et de dosi earum'. Incipit: ‘[O]portet compositorem receptarum cognoscere genus egritudinis . . .’ Explicit: quare, etc. See Thorndike–Kibre 1010.

ss8v Montagnana, Bartholomaeus: ‘Antidotarium'. Incipit: ‘[V]nguentum de corticibus castanearum sic sit . . .’ Explicit: tepide in ore See Thorndike–Kibre 1599.

vv1r Cermisonus, Antonius: Consilia medica. Incipit: ‘[F]ienda in vere minoratiuum. Recipe pillularum Indarum agarici . . .’ Explicit: et calore magnis See Thorndike–Kibre 557.

[con con9r] ‘Tabula'.

[con con9v] [Colophon.]

[con con9v] ‘Registrum'.

[rum rum1r] Caballus, Franciscus: De theriaca. ‘De animali pastillos theriacos et theriacam ingrediente liber'. Incipit: ‘[C]um sapientum priscorum libros diligenter inspicerem tam etsi . . .’ Explicit: ignaris minime curans See Thorndike–Kibre 337, 1428.


Imprint: Venice: Simon de Luere, for Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 20 Aug. 1499. Folio.


Collation: a6 b–y ç [et] [con] [rum] aa–ss8 tt10 vv–zz8 [et et] [con con]10 [rum rum]8.


ISTC: im00816000

Hain: C 4342;

Goff: Goff M‑816;

BMC: BMC V 574;

Proctor: Pr 5622;

Others: CIBN M‑525; Hillard 1409; Sack, Freiburg, 2497; Sheppard 4701-2.

LCN: 14516285


Copy number: M-308(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [con con10].

Binding: Gold-tooled calf over wooden boards, c.1600; red fore-edge. Upper board detached. ‘2' (Bodleian shelfmark) across the lower edge.

Size: 325 × 224 × 86 mm.

Size of leaf: 314 × 205 mm.

Frequent early marginal notes, many apparently in one sixteenth-century hand, but also in other sixteenth- and seventeenth-century hands, including comments on the text and ‘nota' marks.

Provenance: Richard Forster (1546?–1616); inscription on a1r: ‘Liber Richardi Forster prec. 9s 8d’. John Selden (1584-1654); see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 16. Presented in 1659.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: B 1. 12 Med. Seld. (`12' across the fore-edge in black ink).

SHELFMARK: C 1. 2 Med. Seld.

Copy number: M-308(2)

Wanting the blank leaf [con con10].

Leaves a1 and [rum rum8] both backed. Other leaves repaired.

Binding: Seventeenth-century English (Oxford) calf. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover. On both covers is a very worn ornamental centre-piece: see Ker, Pastedowns, pl. X, centre-piece no. xxxii. Rebacked, with gold-tooled spine. Binding very damaged; upper board detached.

Size: 306 × 218 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 294 × 197 mm.

Some early marginal annotations.

Provenance: Johannes Heurnius (Jan van Heurne) (1543-1601). Jacobus Saal, present from Heurnius, 1592; inscription on a1r: ‘D[ominus?] Doctor Johannes Huernius myhi hoc munusculum dedit 1592. Jacobus Saal'. Oxford, University College; two book-plates, one on the front pastedown, with the shelfmark ‘RR.18.7', the other (an earlier example) on a1r; remains of a paper shelfmark label at the head of the spine; ‘List of Rare Books', p. 1. Deposited in 1941 by the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford.

SHELFMARK: Univ. Coll. c.17.

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