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Bod-Inc: S-179

Serapion, Johannes, the elder

Breviarum medicinae (trans. Gerardus Cremonensis).


Analysis of Content

a2r Serapion, Johannes, the elder: [Breviarium medicinae: Table of contents.] Translated by Gerardus Cremonensis. Incipit: ‘[I]ncipiamus cum auxilio dei et bonitate inspiratoris . . . Aegritudines istae a duabus eueniunt causis . . .’ Johannes Serapion is usually recognized as the author. On the Latin translation by Gerardus of Cremona see D. Jacquart and F. Micheau, La Médicine arabe et l'occident médiéval (Paris, 1990), 150-1, 162-4.

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Imprint: Venice: Reynaldus de Novimagio, 1 Aug. 1479. Folio.


Collation: a b8 c6 d–h hh i8 k–n6.8 o p6 q–t8.


ISTC: is00465000

Hain: HC 14693;

Goff: Goff S‑465;

BMC: BMC V 255;

Proctor: Pr 4434;

Others: CIBN S‑227 (II); Osler, IM 174; not in Sheppard. Microfiche: Unit 11: Medical Incunabula, MI 51.

LCN: 12958572


Copy number: S-179(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century black paper boards; endleaves contemporary with binding; ‘Serapionis' written diagonally in brown ink in the upper left-hand corner of the front pastedown.

Size: 305 × 216 × 31 mm.

Size of leaf: 291 × 197 mm.

Occasional marginal notes in a c.1500 German hand, notes in a slightly later German hand, providing side-headings. Notes on the front and rear endleaves in a later sixteenth-century German hand, probably that of Leonhardt Baltreter(?), the owner and annotator of S‑181.

Three- to eight-line initials, pilcrows, and underlining are supplied in red or blue ink; capital strokes and book numbers at the head of each recto are supplied in red.

Provenance: Leonhardt Baltreter(?) (fl. 1572); see manuscript notes. Thomas Rodd (1796-1849); ‘Rodd 11/41' on front pastedown. Oxford, Radcliffe Library; probably acquired from Thomas Rodd in Nov. 1841 for £0. 5. 6. Transferred between 1861 and 1893.

Former Radcliffe shelfmarks: G.161.D.3; 79.B.19; 21.D.1.8; 21.D.1.6.


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