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Meligariis, Masiolo de

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Breve de Medicar piaghe [etc.]. With some medical receipts in Italian. Written in a small gothic current hand, 26 lines to a page. Paragraph marks, and some capitals in red. Fol. 1 (Title, probably by a 17th century hand) IL / TESORO DE POVERI. Below, a pen-drawn scroll, inscribed 'IN HERBIS VE / RBIS SC[ILICET] [?] LAPIDIBVS VI / RTVS REMANET': under this a bunch of grapes with leaves, etc. over a heart: under this again a nude human figure holding up a scroll inscribed 'QVI NON / EST / EXPERTVS / PAVCA / RECOGNOSCIT. 2 Amico carissimo secundo la toa domanda te scriuo / uno breue de medicar piaghe fresche et vecchie et / apostematione cancri fistole dislocatione rotur de ossi / duncha Intendi che la prima Intentione che sia ne le pi / aghe he de sadargle ... 23, line 24 Unguento gratia dei per maistro golfredo e per maistro / Iacobo da forli ale fistole. Questo unguento per si stesso si lauda / tanni molti honorabili cittadini e medici de milano altamente / ... [Fol. 27v] laue laudato del qual ne sono testimonio misser angelo / de bozis scriptore approuato Andrea de meregarii per vno suo / figlolo el quale hebe vna gamba fistolada e tutti li / medici de milano non poteuo far tanto in viii mezi / quanto questo unguento in xiii dii. In quello tempo maistro fe / lice da monti haueua la predicta cura. Io masiolo de meligariis vidi questo unguento far cose mirabile ne / li infirmi ne li medici ne li barbieri ne li speciari / sia adunque questo unguento a laude he honore de dio e de / maistro gualfredo et ad vtilitate de li poueri Amen. 51, line 11 (Unguento a molificare li nervi) ...asungie / procine libre. I. ceregh 15. e fiat unguentum. / finis. line 14 Incipit tractatus flobotomie. // Voi deueti sapere chel salasare voyda li humori... 56, line 12 ...le/ quale li lectori de la phisica aprendano e in / signano. line 15 Incommentia el tractato de le ventose. // Le ventose se voglano ponere quando la luna e piena / ... 58, line 7 se debia ponere ventose / se grande bisogno nolie. line 9 De le magnate. // Le magnate che se vol ponere ... 58v ...queste spoluere strengono / el sangue. // finis. // Deo gratias. 59 (Index) De vii conditione de le piaghe 2 capitolo 63v De le magnate cioe sanguisuze 58 capitolo Ff. 64, 65 Receipts for electuaries, etc. Fol. 66 (By a different and later hand) Qua te mostra pigliare una cosa pro un altra... [Nicolaus Praepositus: 'Quid pro quo']. In loco de brotano pigla origano. 67 In loco de satirione pigla seme da ricola. The water-mark, a flower with five petals on a stem, seems to be a variant of Briquet's No. 6443, which he assigns to Rome 1498 or Rome and Naples 1502. This MS. almost certainly formed part of an original larger volume, which contained the two 'Jacopo' MSS. Nos. 377, 378, of which the second has a title 'Thesaurus pauperum'. In this MS., as noted above, this title seems to have been added in the late 16th, or early 17th cent. on fol. 1; but, though it contains surgical remedies as in MS. No. 378, it is entirely different. It also in no way resembles the work with that title by Petrus Hispanus, of which there are several 15th cent. printed editions. Of the names mentioned in the text on fol. 23 only Jacobo da Forli can be positively identified as Jacobus Foroliviensis (de la Torre), who died in 1414. Produced in [Milan?].


c. 1500

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1 volume 67 ff. 8vo. 171/2 X 121/2 cm. Modern vellum binding. Margins slightly cropped.


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Purchased 1932.

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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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