Falcutius, Nicolaus ( -1412)

  • Falcutius, Nicolaus, -1412
Early 15th Century
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Sermonum scientiae medicae libri septimi tractatus tertius et quartus: de chirurgia. (Incomplete). Written in a small current hand, 31-33 lines to a page. Large ornamental initial D on fol. 1, rubbed; capitals and paragraph marks in red. Fol. 1 DEo prestante sufragium [sic] incipiam tractatum 3m huius sermonis. 7i. qui / continet scripturas duas in quarum prima dicetur de cyrugia ... / ... / (line 4) ... Scriptura secunda est de egritudinibus / pluribus de quibus non est dicta curacio in sermonibus precedentibus ... 66 ... superet inunctio in mixtione. // Explicit. Tercius. Tractatus. 66v [T]Ractatu tercio [finito] per graciam dei et domini nostri yhesu cristi saluatoris animarum et / corporum nostrorum. quartum incipiam tractatum huic septimo sermoni pertinentem in quo / de uera et propria continuitatis solutione tractabo ... 188v [Beginning of the last chapter (91), on the extraction of arrows and other weapons by means of medicines: the text is rubbed.] Last line ... Galienus dixit in vii mista cum bulbo et ex eis utilibus / This is line 39 of Cap. XCI in the edition of 1507.


Early 15th Century

Physical description

1 volume 188 ll. folio. 30 x 20 1/2 cm. On vellum and paper, in quires of two vellum and six paper leaves. 19th cent. diced calf binding. The end is wanting, and fol. 18 has been almost entirely torn out: lower margin of the last leaf slightly cut, and text rubbed.

Acquisition note

Purchased from Dr. Cock 1913.

Biographical note

This work was first printed as part of The 'Liber sermonum' at Pavia 1481-84: and separately in 1507. There is a good account of it in Gurlt's 'Geschichte der Chirurgie', Vol. I, pp. 805-821.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Ownership note

From the Collection of the Abbé Celotti, sold at Sotheby's 14/3/1825, Lot 67. Phillipps MS. No. 908, with his Library stamp. Sold at Sotheby's 11/6/1898, Lot 853, and acquired by Dr. Frederick William Cock [1858-1943], whose Ex-libris is pasted inside the upper cover, with an autograph note '1898. pret. [word struck through] p. auri quat.'.


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  • 32024