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Pseudo-Galen, Claudius, 131-201 p.53 Pregnant woman, seated legs apart, flesh tinted. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 1 volume 56 ff. (last 3 bl.). 8vo 18 x 13 1/2 cm. On vellum, 19th cent. vellum binding. Margins slightly cropped. Reference MS 290 SUMMARY: Anathomia. Anathomia porci. In English, illustrated by eight coloured anatomical drawings. Written in a larger clear gothic hands, 16 lines to a page. Large illuminated initials in gold and colours, with marginal leaf and feather ornaments on fff. 1, 29, 37, 41v, 42, 48, 48v. Smaller capitals in gold and colours, with marginal spray ornament on ff. 4v, 5, 6v, 7v, 8v, 9, 9v, 11v, 12v (2), 13v (3), 14v, 17, 18, 18v, 19, 19v, 20, 20v, 21, 21v, 22v, 23, 25(2), 25v, 26v, 27v, 28, 31, 32, 33v, 36, 40. Chapter headings in red: paragraph marks on an unusual from (in alternate gold and blue on a red ground. ILLUSTRATIONS: 49v Nude made figure flesh tinted front view. 50 Nude male figure flesh tinted back view. 59v Human skeleton front view. In black (rubbed). 51 Human skeleton back view. In back. 51v 'Muscle man' in red and black: fron view 52 'Muscle mean' in red and black: back view 52v Pregnant woman, seated legs apart, flesh tinted. 53v 'Wound man': flesh tinted: weapons coloured. The two skeletons, and the two 'muscle men' have no legends, the other four have legends in Latin. Fol. 1 (red) His incipit liber uenerabilem ]sic] Anotome/um [sic] secundum Galielem [sic]. ffyrst of the brane/and the heds and membres beyng aboute/them or yn them./SOthly [th]e brayn ys soyft/yn hys substance... 16v (red) ... Conituncti/ua. Tery places. id est loca lacrimarum. 17v (red) The iide Chapitle of the nothomie and shap/of the shuldre, and the autiutorye of [th]e armes hondys and fyngyrs. After the neke and [th]e [th]rote... 24v (red) ... Purpurea. or/Nigra. or Communis. or matrix. 25 (red) The iiide chaptile of Anothomie/and shape of [th]e forchle and of [th]e ryb/bys and [th]e chyne bone. and of [th]e brest on [th]at/partye vnto [th]e mouthe of [th]e stomake. UNder the throte yn the forparty... 28v ...after the goyng forth to the membres os [sic] yt schewyth openly. 29 (red) THe iiiith Chaptile of the Ano/thomie of the vtter Wombe/from the mouth of the sto/make vnto the hanches and the spondels/of that partye. Affter the rybbys yn the forpartye... 37, line 3 ... own to be done after [th]at ma/ner of her places./(red) THe vth capitle of Anothomie and e/shapte of the haunches of the ?yes and/of [th]e hammes. of the skyn and [th]e fote. of the/toes. and of the members leyng wyth yn them./THe bones of [th]e haunches... 41 ... and [th]e same manner after the/goyng forth. In [th]ese membrys. 41v QUoniam membrorum hu/mani corporis ponens [sic for 'psitiones']/omnino ignorate erant/placuit ueteris [sic] mdi/cis maxime galieno. ut per anathomias/brutorum illii [sic for 'animalium'] interiorum membrorum positiones/manifestarentur... line 13... Porcum/in uersum debes ponere. 42 ANathonia Galieni./ffor knawyng of the ynner/lynies of a mannys body/... 48v (De anathomia venarum)... vena ramosa./for al veynes beth gendryd of hyre what/eur beth yn a body to be nurshyd. 49v-53 The eight coloured illustrations. 54-46 Blank. There are a few marginal notes by a16th cent. owner-mostly anatomical terms. The text is very considerably abridged, and does not appear to agree with the recorded versions, and this is particularly true of the first work. The illustrations, though of poor quality, are of interest as being the prototypes of those found in Ketham's Fasciculus medicinae, first printed in 1491. Closed stores WMS 4 MS.290

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