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Collection of medical works, etc. in Italian and Latin (Miscellanea Medica II)

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c.1465
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MS.532
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Collection of medical works, etc. in Italian and Latin

Written in a neat rounded hand by the same scribe throughout, 24-27 lines to a page. Initials, headings and paragraph marks in red. This item is written in a very small script, different from that of the rest of the volume. There are a few additions by an early 17th century hand.

In two sections, foliated 1r-32v and 1r-80v

Contents

1. f. 1r-v Medical receipts in verse

f. 1r A cognoscer uno pestillentiale. La febre continua con el furore grando ... f. 1v E la comuna mipar piu lati [sic] latino. Finis.

2. f. 2r-26v Peter of Abano, Tratado de veneni

f. 2r Petrus de abano. El santissimo in christo padre e signore misser. Ja[copo] per la divina prudentia sumo [sic] pontifico ... f. 26v ... Et imprezio la teriaqua dali medixi si chamata madre di tute li medicine. Finis.

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3. f. 26v Eight hexameters on the four complexions, in Latin

4. ff. 27r-28v Gentile da Foligno, De li proprietà di bagni, in Latin

f. 27r De li proprieta di bagni. Terme secondum [sic] medicos sunt balnea naturaliter calida ... f. 28v ... et est suave non ita actualiter calidum nisi forte potentialiter sed satis proprium. Amen. Explicit breuis ac utilis tractatus de balneis secundum magistrum gentille de fulgineo. Amen. deo gratias.

5. ff. 29r-31v Peter of Abano, De balneis

f. 29r Intendo mediocriter docere medicos ... In the upper margin: Incipit aliud tractatum de balneis secundum conciliatorem scilicet petrum de elabano [sic] ... f. 31v ... nec diversa composita faciunt iuvamenta. Et hoc ad presens de balneis nos circumstantibus. Explicit tractatus de balneis secundum petrum de ebano [sic] patavinum. Deo gratias. Amen.

6. ff. 32r-v Anonymous, La formiga e la cigada

f. 32r Se tu intendi ben quello che te dirazo ... f. 32v Se ello no vera stracho durare. Finis.

7. ff. 1r-57r Pseudo-Hermes Sapiens, Doctrina de molti belli recepti

f. 1r Nota che qui comenza larte de la doctrina de uno savio homo phil[os]opho el qual era per nome chiamato hermete. Doctrine de molti belli recepti de medesina experimentade e provati. Imprimis se comenza de li modi e de li virtude de laqua vita ... f. 57r (A far conciper una dona) [Charm] ... E se questo voy provar apica questo piombo a uno arbore che non may a fato fruto e ne fara.

f. 57v blank

8. ff. 58r-63r Anonymous, Libro de molti belle gentillezzi

f. 58r Questo sie lo libro de molti belli zentillezi como tu vederay in el sequente ordinatamente caduna posta como el suo exempio ... f. 63r Et sic de singulis, zoe Ogni disene che tu cressimeti uno piu. Ego Baldaxar de Serrato transcripsi hoc opus.

9. ff. 64r-70v Trota, De passionibus mulierum, in Italian

Incipit prologus de matrice. Ergo per voler acomenziare una opera di picol volume e bona utilidade e maximamente per le done per la sua infirmitade de la matrice ... f. 70v [Capitulo 21. per questo modo la matrice se po ulcerare e laso cura.] e di tuti questi cosi zonte insema o di zaschaduno per la fare como e dito sopra. Finis. Amen.

10. f. 71r Anonymous, Signa praegnationis

f. 71r Signa praegnationis. Signa praegnationis est sperma retenta ... Dolor sub umbelico et nausea in coitu.

11. ff. 71v-79v Michael Scot, De urinis, in Italian

f. 71v Tratado de urine Secondo michel scoto astrollogo. Qui si comenza el tractato de le orine secondo michel scoto venerabel strologo de limperador fedrigo. Signori voy dovete sapere che tute li infirmitade ... 79v La insuda ontuosa e grata significa scolamento de membre. Finis. D[eo]. g[ratias]. A[men]. Finis.

12. ff. 80r-v Anonymous, Lettera sulla frattura de osso de la testa

f. 80r Amico carissimo per voller satisfar a li tue continue pregere ... volio che tu sapi che la fractura del osso de la testa ... f. 80v ... subito astringera lo sangue. 1467 adi xxii de setembri.

Publication/Creation

c.1465

Physical description

1 volume 32 ff.+80 ff. 4to. 22 x 15 cm. 18th century vellum binding. The leaves at the beginning are wormed, one hole extending to fol. 28, with slight loss of text.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1909.

Biographical note

The date 1453 appears on fol. 55 of the second foliation in a reference to a plague at Brescia: on fol. 60 following, the date 1466 is given in a problem for finding the Golden Number. Inserted is a slip, with a list of contents and shelf-marks by an Italian 18th century hand.

Finding aids

Catalogue description modified in 2014. For original description, see 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).

Location of duplicates

This material has been digitised and can be freely accessed online through the Wellcome Library catalogue.

Ownership note

Armorial Ex-libris of Walter Sneyd [1809-1888].

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  • Latin


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