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Bod-Inc: R-026

Regimen Sanitatis

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


Analysis of Content

a2r Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum. Incipit: ‘[A]nglorum regi scripsit scola tota Salerni | Si vis incolumem si vis te reddere sanum . . .’ See R‑024.

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. On authorship see R‑024.

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 R‑024.


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

Remarks: As dated by HPT and Sheppard. Polain dates [c.1484].


Collation: a–r8.


ISTC: ir00063500

Hain: HC *13753;

Goff: Goff R‑62;

BMC: BMC IX 156;

Proctor: Pr 9290;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑36; Campbell 1470; CIBN R‑37; HPT II 437; ILC 1857; Oates 3761; Osler, IM, 214; Polain 3323; Rhodes 1503; Sheppard 7135.

LCN: 14026532


Copy number: R-026(1)

By an error of imposition the text of e3r and e6v has changed places.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with a metal catch and remains of a clasp; rebacked. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Triple fillets form a triple frame. Within the outer frame, a lozenge-shaped fleuron stamp on the upper cover, a circular rosette stamp on the lower cover. Diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, decorated with the fleuron and rosette stamps and also with a circular fleur-de-lis stamp, a star stamp, and a small circular star stamp; see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xlviii, nos 169-172, 175 (`Floral Binder').

Size: 200 × 150 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 194 × 134 mm.

On a1r the following verses in a contemporary hand: ‘Sinapis cerebrum purgat sed pectus Ysopus' (Walther 18234); ‘Clemens hibernat cathedrato Simone vernat | Estuat Urbanus autumnat Simphorianus', etc. In the same hand, manuscript foliation: ‘folio primo - 76' and marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and structuring the text, also pointing hands. Other marginal notes are provided in an early English hand, in Latin and in English. On r8r medical recipes in an early English hand: ‘Herbis for possett ale. Sorell, violetts, synkfoyle, Endyve, dawnlyon. Ffor potage. Hertystonge, lyndwort, Auence, Longdebeeff Borage'. On r8v more verses and recipes in early English hands, some of which have been extracted from the main text: ‘Hucia(?) super omnes medicinas desinat humores et clarificat oculos . . .' ‘Ad fluxum ventris. Accipe butirum vaccinum et mel equaliter . . .’

Some initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Inscription on a2r in a seventeeth/eighteenth-century hand in black ink: ‘Recoll. Angl.' ‘£3. 3. 0.' in pencil on the front endleaf. Purchased for £0. 7. 0; see Library Bills (1831), no. 243, ‘Books purchased by the Librarian', item 16; see Books Purchased (1831), 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 1.14.

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