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Bod-Inc: S-181

Serapion, Johannes, the younger

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


Analysis of Content

a2r 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; see heading. Incipit: ‘[P]ostquam uidi librum Diascoridis et librum Galieni in medicinis simplicibus . . .’ Often found with the Breviarium medicinae of Serapion the Elder (S‑179), which includes a general colophon for both works. For doubts about the attribution of authorship to Serapion see S‑179A.

r4v 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.

r5r ‘Registrum'.


Imprint: Venice: Reynaldus de Novimagio, 8 June 1479. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–f8 g10 h i8 k6 l–q8 q6 r10.


ISTC: is00468000

Hain: HC 14692;

Goff: Goff S‑468;

BMC: BMC V 255;

Proctor: Pr 4433;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑300; CIBN S‑227 (I); Osler, IM 173; Sheppard 3571. Microfiche: Unit 11: Medical Incunabula: Part I, MI 54.

LCN: 14053730


Copy number: S-181(1)

Leaf r1 is bound after r5.

Binding: Nineteenth-century black paper boards; paper label at the base of the spine; ‘Serapionis' written diagonally, as in S‑179, in the upper left-hand corner of the verso of the front endleaf, contemporary with binding.

Size: 305 × 217 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 200 mm.

Occasional marginal notes in a c.1500 hand and in a slightly later hand, mainly extracting key words. Notes in German in a later hand on the recto of the front endleaf. ‘40 x' in pencil, ‘Serapion' in brown ink in the upper left hand corner.

Initials are supplied in red or blue ink. Pilcrows, capital strokes, underlining, and folio numbers are supplied in red. Running titles are supplied in black ink with capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Leonhardt Baltreter(?) (fl. 1572); see inscription ‘12 Julj 72 von Meister Leonhardt dem Baltreter(?) Kaufft. 13 ſ. 4' on the recto of the front endleaf. Probably anonymous sale (London: S. Leigh Sotheby, 30 May 1840), lot 278. Purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 29.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.33.

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