"Versehung des Leibs" (incomplete), followed by a "Practica" in prose (by Bartholomaeus Salernitanus [& others]?)
- Louffenberg, Heinrich von, 1391-1460.
- Part of
- Louffenberg, Heinrich von (1391-1460)
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Written by the same hand throughout, in a semi-current rounded gothic hand, 21-22 lines to a page.
Initials, paragraph marks and headings in red.
Astronomical diagrams in red and black on pp.52-3 and tables on pp.55 and 57 - the latter partly cut away.
p.47 line 4: "[Berechnung des Neumondes] Wiltu nun wunder wissend sin / Wo sige des monatz nuwer sthin /..."
p.332, line 12: "Dis buchelin vollende / Wart gedichtet sunderbar / Do man zalt tusent jar / Vierhundert nien und zwentzig iar /..."
pp.333-334: The upper part of this leaf has been cut away, but it contains verses beginning: "Wie min nam genant sy / Der dis het gedichtet ye / Der rot mir dis ratschen hie / ..." The first letters of the rest of the poem, so far as they survive, read "HEINRIKH LO", and on p.334 "VON FRYBVRG EIN P".
pp.336-end: contain a "Practica" in prose, the first leaf of which is wanting. This begins with a dietary for the months: "In dem genner machtu woltzuo ädern lossen": prognostics for illnesses, critical days, influence of the planets, etc.: on blood-letting, baths, purging, etc.: on urines: a short herbal, and some medical receipts. This last section appears to be a version of the German "Practica" by Barthlomaeus Salernitanus [& others], and he is actually named on p.452 line 6: "Dis buch dichtet meister Bartholomeus und name / es usz einem buch heisset brat / ica..."
The watermark on the paper - a horizontal Gothic P - seems to be Briquet's no.8605, assigned to Nantes 1469 and Leyden 1467-69.
At the end of the text of the prose-work are two roughly drawn armorial shields, and the inscription "Hanns Jacobs / vom Stall ist / possessor huius libri / 1373." Hence it would seem that this MS. must be a copy made in the second half of the 15th century of a copy made in 1429 of a 14th century original.
4to. 20.5 x 14 cm.
Modern vellum binding, over wooden boards, from a leaf of a 14th century Service book.
pp.1-46, 93/4, 217/8, 285/6 and 335 are missing; pp. 57-60, 63/4, 67-76, 81-88, 95/6, 99-120, 127-136, 141/2, 145-148, 155/6, 161/2, 175/6, 183/4, 191-194, 207/8, 227-230, 239/40, 247/8, 255-262, 265-268, 273/4, 277/8, 283/4, 289/90, 311/12, 317/20 and 327/8 are badly mutilated.
Except for fragments remaining on p.100 and p.247 all the water-colour illustrations have been cut out roughly.