Büchlin des Kaiser-Rechts and Pseudo-Aristoteles, Secreta Secretorum

Late 15th Century
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Secreta secretorum, preceded by an incomplete 'Büchlin des Kaiser-Rechts'. Written in a neat German script by the same hand throughout, the first work 20-24 lines to a page, the second 29-31 lines. Capitals, paragraph marks and headings in red, or underlined in red. Written on the inside of the wooden covers are versus (?) in Greek in three columns, unidentified and illegible.


1. 'Buchlin des Kaiser-Rechts': 93 ff. Lenf 1 (red) Hienach volget [das] Register über/die hernachgeschriben [illegible] Büch/lin... Fol. 25 [End of Chapter xviii of Book 2] sein das am yeglich man gewarnet sol sein./... C17v (117v)... Es ist war das dir hellfee der/allmechtig got und der ayde den du/geschworen hast.

2. Pseudo-Aristoteles. Secreta secretorum: 69 ll. Fol. 1 (red) Das erst Capitl ditz puchlins hollt In ain/vorred ains maisters der das puchlin ainem/Kunig gesant hat in der dann geloptwirt/der maister Aristotiles.//Got der allmechug welle behutten unnsern/Kunige... 3v, line 6 Das annder Capitel ist hinhallten/ain brief den Aristotiles senndet/dem grossen kunig Allexander dar/Inn er antwurtt vff sein begerung und/geschrift//O du hochgelobter sun aller gerechtighait/und gerechtigister Kayser... 69 ... So hallt dich vff die zaich/en die ain aller kundigisten sein und nach der/maister zale welle dein urtail und lasz dich allso/an diser lere benugen.


Late 15th Century

Physical description

1 volume 12 ll. + ff. 25-117 + 5 bl. ll. + 69 ll. + 4 bl. ll. 4to. 22 x 15 1/2 cm. Original leather binding over wooden boards, greatly worn: with five brass boses on the outside of each cover, the central one on the upper cover wanting, as also is the single metal clasp. A title-page and the first 24 ff. of the text of the first work are missing. A small hole in the text of the first 14 ll.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1910.

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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).


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Accession number

  • 24845