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Bod-Inc: P-192

Petrus de Abano

Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum (ed. Franciscus Argilagues), et al.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v Argilagues, Franciscus: [Letter addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Cum sepius mecum cogitarem, carissime lector, maximum humano generi . . .’ Explicit: opera nostra. Vale . . .medicine doctor

A2r Petrus de Abano: Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum. [Edited by Franciscus Argilagues.] Incipit: ‘[V]num in trinario ac omne quod ipsius pretendens in antea . . . [Q]uoniam medicina est scientia humani corporis . . .’ Explicit: posterum perfrui valeamus See P‑191. Argilagues records his work as editor in his letter (see above).

II7r [Table of contents.] ‘Tituli . . . Conciliatoris.’

II8v [Table of contents for De venenis.]

KK1r Petrus de Abano: [Prologue dedicated to] Nicolaus III, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[R]euerendissimo in Christo patri et domino domino Nicolao, diuina prouidentia summo pontifici . . .’ Explicit: et non ante

KK1r Petrus de Abano: De venenis. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia venenum oppositum est cibo nostri corporis ideo sicut cibus ipse efficitur pars nostri corporis . . .’ Explicit: medicis est appellata See A‑433.

KK5r Petrus de Carariis: [Letter addressed to] Vitalis Landus. Incipit: ‘[T]ui amoris gratia Vitalis Lando, miles splendidissime artium ac vtriusque . . .’ Explicit: subiacere volo. Vale See P‑191.

KK5v [Petrus de Carariis: Quaestio de terminatione venenorum.] Incipit: ‘[Q]ueritur vtrum possibile sit actionem veneni ad aliquem . . .’ Explicit: dedit intelligere See P‑191.

KK8r [Addenda.] Incipit: ‘Circa id quod dictum est in febre empiala secundum Galen . . .’ Explicit: idem et primum


Imprint: Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 15 Mar. 1496. Folio.


Collation: A–Z AA–II8 KK10.

Illustrations: Schematic woodcut diagrams: see Essling and Sander.


ISTC: ip00435000

Hain: HC *4; not HC 31;

Goff: Goff P‑435;

Proctor: Pr 5069;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑312; Essling 889; Oates 1989; Pellechet 4; Rhodes 1366; Sander 5638; Sheppard 4219.

LCN: 14488548


Copy number: P-192(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century English blind-tooled calf; two ties lost; bound for the Bodleian Library. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the tail of the upper cover. Both covers are decorated with a frame of triple fillets.

Size: 310 × 220 × 52 mm.

Size of leaf: 301 × 198 mm.

Provenance: Perhaps the copy, dated 1497, recorded in the Benefactors' Register I 46, as having been purchased with money given in 1602 by James Cottington († by Oct. 1605); see James, Catalogus (1605), 189, with the shelfmark ‘C 2.9 [Med.]', and the date ‘1496'; Jensen, ‘Benefactors' Register', no. 70 [misprinted as 60]; also James, Catalogus (1620), Appendix, 1 (with the date ‘1496'); certainly in the Library by 1674 (see Hyde below).

Former Bodleian shelfmark: C 2.10 Med. (Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 1; ‘10' in black ink on the fore-edge).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.13.

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