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Bod-Inc: R-060

Rhasis, Mohammed

Liber nonus ad Almansorem (comm. Sillanus de Nigris), et al.


Analysis of Content

a1v ‘Registrum'.

a2r Nigris, Sillanus de: [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[T]otus timor dei preueniat et principiat opera mea . . .’ The author states that he has written the commentary to please Galeacius Vicecomes (Gian Galeazzo Visconti).

a2v Rhasis, [Mohammed]: Liber IX Almansoris. ‘De cephalea et emigranea. c.i'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uando rubedo et tensio et grauedo in facie et oculis cum istis affuerit . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1170, DSB XI 323-6 and DSB, supplement I, XV 183.

a2r Nigris, Sillanus de: [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[I]n principio huius libri quatuor inquirantur. Primum que et quot sunt eius cause . . .’

p6v [List of contents by chapter.]

p6v [Colophon.]

A6v Petrus de Tussignano: Receptae super nonum ad Almansorem. Incipit: ‘[I]n descriptione receptarum conuenientium congrue nono Almansoris . . .’ See G. Mazzini, Vita e opera di maestro Pietro da Tossignano, Studi di storia del pensiero scientifico, 6 (Rome, 1926), 100-104, 142-45.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Stagninus, de Tridino, 30 Mar. 1483. Folio.


Collation: a–h8 i–l6 m–o8 p6 A–C8.


ISTC: ir00182000

Hain: HC *13895;

Goff: Goff R‑182;

BMC: BMC V 364;

Proctor: Pr 4824;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑162; CIBN R‑110; Sack, Freiburg, 3062; Sheppard 3961-2. Microfiche: Unit 11: Medical Incunabula Part I, MI 50.

LCN: 14800207


Copy number: R-060(1)

Wanting a1 containing the register.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Netherlandish(?) gold-tooled red morocco, perhaps bound for the Westerloo family. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Gauffered and gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and azure silk bookmark.

Size: 287 × 212 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 281 × 196 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly to the second text, including extraction of key words, supply of running chapter headings, and ‘nota' marks, in an early hand in light brown ink. ‘£8=8=0' deleted, and ‘£3-10' in pencil on the front endleaf.

On a2r a nine-line Netherlandish initial ‘T' is supplied in blue within a square ground made of red pen-work decoration and yellow wash, with extension into the margin. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Jean-Philippe-Eugène de Mérode, comte/marquis de Westerloo (1674-1732)(?); inscription on a2r: ‘Ex libris J. And. Molitor Canonici acheté dans la vendition des livres du Marquis Westerloo'; sale (Brussels, 12 July 1734), lot 487, purchased together with lot 488 by Molitor for 2 guilders 7 stuvers (the price recorded in the Bodleian's annotated copy of the catalogue [Broxb. 100.43]; the annotated copy of the sale catalogue in the Royal Library, Brussels [Verz. cat. 2630] has the price of 2 guilders 5 stuvers; ex informatione Jos van Heel, who suggests that this price excludes the mark-up). J[ohannes] And[reas] Molitor (eighteenth century); inscription above. Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Library Bills (1831), no. 243 ‘Books purchased by the Librarian', item 2, and Books Purchased (1831), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.23.

Copy number: R-060(2)

Bound with H‑146; see there for details of binding, manuscript notes, and acquisition.

Size of leaf: 300 × 207 mm.

Gatherings A–C only.

The misprint ‘Peti' in the colophon is here corrected to read ‘Petri'.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I11.1487.1(5).

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