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Gentilis de Fulgineo (d.1348)

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Expositio in primam Fen quarti Canonis Avicennae. Written by two lands: ff. 1-164 in a semi-current Italian script in two columns, 38 lines to a column; the remainder in a smaller semi-gothic hand, 52 lines to a column. Rough ornamental pen-drawn initials on fol. 1 and fol. 35. Ff. 26-34 are blank.

IESVS x pc.//GENTILIS IN QVARTVM AVICENNE.//[F]Ebris est calor extraneus etc./Excusati ab hiis que in librorum/principiis dici consueeverunt... 194v, col. 2 A qua infamia et alliis perculis nos liberet en eternam concedat glorium deus. Amen. Below in the lower margin by the same hand: 'Explicit expositio prime fen 4tl canonis Auicenne dita [sic] ab excellentissimo Magistro Gentili medicine illustra/tore etc. Scripta et completa per me Batista minimum Artium et medicine doctorem/In annis domini 1428 die 14 mensis octubris hora 18 cum dimidia post prandium'.



Physical description

1 volume 196 ll. (last 2 bl.). folio. 29 x 22 cm. Original wooden boards, slightlywormed, 19th cent. rebacking, parts of two clasps wanting.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1910.

Biographical note

This work was written in 1346, and first printed at Padua in 1476.

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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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