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Bod-Inc: R-024

Regimen Sanitatis

Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum (comm. Pseudo-Arnoldus de Villa Nova), et al.


Analysis of Content

a2r Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum. Collectio Salernitana, ed. S. De Renzis, 5 vols (Naples, 1857-9), V 1-104 (after the nine lines of the prohemium, only extracts that alternate with the commentary); A. Sinno and S. Visco, Regimen Sanitatis. Flos medicinae Scholae Salerni (Salerno, 1941), 1-572; see Henkel, Schultexte, 292-6 at 294.

a2r Arnoldus de Villa Nova [pseudo-: Commentary]. Incipit: ‘Iste est libellus editus a doctoribus Salerniensibus in quo inscribuntur multa et diuersa pro conseruatione sanitatis humane, et editus est iste liber ad usum regis Anglie . . .’ The commentary follows after every few lines of the text. The ‘Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum' and accompanying commentary are often wrongly ascribed to Arnoldus de Villa Nova: see Pierre Aquilon, Region Centre, Catalogues régionaux des incunables des bibliothèques publiques de France, 10 (Paris, 1991), no. 570, with reference.

o8v Arnoldus de Villa Nova: Regimen sanitatis ad regem Aragonum. ‘De conseruatione corporis seu de regimine sanitatis.’ Incipit: ‘[P]rima pars vel consideratio sanitatis conseruande pertinet aeris electioni . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1095; Wickersheimer I 45-99, and Juan A. Paniagua, Estudios y notas sobre Arnau de Vilanova (Madrid, 1963), 21-2.


Imprint: [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, c.1484-5]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by HPT; Sheppard dates [1477-83].


Collation: a–r8.


ISTC: ir00060000

Hain: C 5054;

Goff: Goff R‑60;

BMC: BMC IX 149;

Proctor: Pr 9289;

Others: Campbell 1469; HPT I 59-61, II 437; ILC 1856; Osler, IM, 213; Sheppard 7123.

LCN: 14026506


Copy number: R-024(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Late eighteenth/nineteenth-century half red morocco over pink pasteboards, with sprinkled red-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns. ‘Y' printed on a small square paper label pasted on the upper left-hand corner of the front pastedown.

Size: 178 × 135 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 173 × 120 mm.

A bibliographical note in Herbert's hand on the front endleaf. A marginal note, extracting a key word, on k7v in an early hand. Another one, extracting a key word in Italian, on a5v in light brown ink, in a marginally later hand.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: William Herbert (1718-1795); inscription with price on the front endleaf: ‘3-3-0 | Wm Herbert. 1770'; not found in his sales of 1795 and 1798. Date of acquisition unknown; other books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired between 1854 and 1859.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 5.8.

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