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Bod-Inc: V-002

Valascus de Tarenta

De epidemia et peste.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Valascus de Tarenta: ‘Prologus' [to the work]. Incipit: ‘[P]remeditans parcellam humani generis morbis epidimialibus continue illatam . . .’

[a1r] [Table.] Incipit: ‘Capitulum primum qualiter et a quibus causis . . .’

[a1v] Valascus de Tarenta: De epidemia et peste. Incipit: ‘[Q]uod uidimus testatur, et quod testamur uerum est . . .’ See Velasco de Taranta, Licenciado Fores, Fernando Àlvarez, Diego Àlvarez Chanca, Tratados de la Peste, ed. M. N. Sánchez (Madrid, 1993), 7, 9; M. E. González de Fauve and Patricia de Forteza, ‘Notas para un estudio de la peste búbonica en la España bajomedieval y de fines del siglo XVI', in Medicina y sociedad: curar y sanar en la España de los siglos XIII al XVI, ed. M. E. González de Fauve (Buenos Aires, 1996), 81-101, at 83-9.


Imprint: [Basel: Martin Flach, c.1474]. Folio.


Collation: [a8 b6].


ISTC: iv00002000

Hain: H 15244;

Goff: Goff V‑2;


Proctor: Pr 7552;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑1; Klebs–Sudhoff, 120; Osler, IM 52; Sack, Freiburg, 3608; Sheppard 2394. Microfiche: Unit 15: Medical Incunabula: Part V MI 75.

LCN: 14101233


Copy number: V-002(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; red-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 284 × 208 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 275 × 195 mm.

Frequent marginal notes in Latin in a contemporary German hand, mainly supplying pointing hands, brackets, underlining, headings structuring the text, and extracting key words. Occasional notes in a later German hand, mainly extracting key words. On recto of front endleaf the note ‘balach'. The pencilled number ‘6' on front endleaf and [a1r].

On [a1r] and [a4r] a three-line initial ‘P' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration and red pen-work extensions (cadelle style) above the letter and in the inner margin. Elsewhere initials and paragraph marks are supplied in alternate red and blue.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on the front endleaf. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1840), 30.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.20.

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