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Bod-Inc: S-206

Silvaticus, Matthaeus

Liber pandectarum medicinae (ed. Matthaeus Moretus).


Analysis of Content

a1v Moretus Brixiensis, Matthaeus: [Preface addressed to] Cardinal Franciscus de Gonzaga. Incipit: ‘[N]on te latere arbitror reuerendissime pater . . .’

a2r Silvaticus, Matthaeus: Liber pandectarum medicinae [dedicated to] Robertus, ‘King of Sicily' (i.e. Robert ‘the Wise', King of Naples). Incipit: ‘[A]Achiam .i. castoreum Aagi .i. ebur . . . Aaron Graece, Arabice . . .’ See S‑204.

E6v [Colophon.]

E7r [Alphabetical table of contents.]


Imprint: Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 10 Oct. 1480. Folio.


Collation: a–e8 f g10 h–m8 n o10 p–v8 x10 y–z A–D8 E10.

Leaves: 236 leaves, not as BMC.


ISTC: is00512000

Hain: H *15198;

Goff: Goff S‑512;

BMC: BMC V 237;

Proctor: Pr 4347;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑391; CIBN S‑265; Osler, IM, 193; Sheppard 3508. Microfiche: Unit 14: Medical Incunabula: Part IV, MI 56.

LCN: 14125530


Copy number: S-206(1)

Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century half parchment over marbled pasteboards. ‘M. S. De Medicina' in brown ink along the fore-edge.

Size: 305 × 215 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 203 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, but also providing corrections to the text, running alphabetical letters, foliation: 1-232, and references to page numbers in the index of contents, in a sixteenth-century(?) humanist hand, in red and brown ink.

Provenance: Paolo Garelli (nineteenth century). Giacomo Almanzi (nineteenth century); inscription on a1r: ‘In dono all'Egregio Signore Professore Giacomo Almanzi in attestato di riconoscenza Paolo Garelli'. Leo Samuel Olschki (1861-1940); ‘Ex libris Leonis S. Olschki Bibliopolae Veneti No. 17961 Scrin. H1'; paper label on the front pastedown. Purchased for 75 Marks from Otto Harrassowitz; see Library Bills, 27 Jan. 1899.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1480.1.

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