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Bod-Inc: S-180

Serapion, Johannes, the younger

Liber aggregatus in medicinis simplicibus (trans. Simon Januensis), et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Serapion, Johannes, the younger [pseudo-]: ‘Liber aggregatus in medicinis simplicibus. Translatione Symonis Ianuensis interprete Abraam Iudaeo Tortuosiensi de arabico in latinum'. Translated by Simon Januensis, aided by Abraham Iudaeus of Tortosa, as stated in the heading. Incipit: ‘[P]ostquam uidi librum discoridis et librum Galeni in medicinis simplicibus . . .’ See S‑179A.

[v1r] Galenus [pseudo-]: De virtute centaureae [addressed to] Papias. [Translated by Nicolaus de Regio.] Incipit: ‘[E]go uidi frater, mi Papia, sicut Themiscin famosus magister . . .’ See S‑179A.


Imprint: Milan: Antonius Zarotus, 4 Aug. 1473. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b6 c–f10 g8 h10 i8+1 k–s10 t6 v4].

Types: Type: 111 RA;

Leaves: 185 leaves.

Line number: 2 columns, 41 lines.

Type area: Type area: 228 ×154 mm.

Remarks: Capital spaces.


ISTC: is00467000

Hain: HC 14691;

Goff: Goff S‑467;

Proctor: Pr 5775;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑299; CIBN S‑226; Osler, IM 34; Sheppard 4825. Microfiche: Unit 11: Medical Incunabula Part I, MI 53.

LCN: 14053735


Copy number: S-180(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf; gilt title on a red leather label on the gold-tooled spine; sprinkled red- and black-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; green silk bookmark.

Size: 316 × 226 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 309 × 217 mm.

An index is supplied in a fifteenth-century French hand on three front endleaves. Occasional marginal notes in a sixteenth-century French(?) hand, extracting key words.

On [a1r] a six-line initial ‘P' is supplied in gold on a red square background, with blue extensions; white filigree pen-work (French style). On [a7v] and [c1r] a three-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in gold on a square with a blue centre and red edges; white filigree pen-work. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: [Valet de chambre of Charles de Bourbon (1434-1488), Archbishop of Lyons; see the note ‘Ce presant ag'gator serapion est [erased name] valet de chambre et appote[cai]re de monsr le cardinal de borbon 14 CR 86' (written over a circluar stamp) on [v4r]. Tabourin (sixteenth century); ‘Tabourin emit [?]' on [a1r]. Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780)(?); see pencil note ‘vendu 149 fr La Valliere' on the verso of the front endleaf; in the annotated sale catalogue (1793), lot 1695, a copy of this edition is marked ‘149'. Joseph Merlin (1718-1783); see rectangular label on front pastedown. Purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1841), 36.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.34.

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