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MS. Canon. Ital. 260

Summary Catalogue no.: 20312

Petrus Hispanus medicus in Italian translation; Italy, 15th century

Contents

Petrus Hispanus, Thesaurus pauperum (Italian translation)

Preceded by table of contents (fols., vi recto - vii verso), prologue, and medical recipes (fols. ii verso - iii recto). Fols. i recto, iii verso - v verso, viii are blank.

Incipit: (prol.) In nome della sancta et indiuidia trinita la quale ha crea tute le cosse
Incipit: Cap. 1° Se i cauegi caçe del cauo
Explicit: (fol. 105) el qual viue cum dio &c Finitus est per dei gràz

Followed by further medical recipes (fols. 106v-107v).

The translation is 'volgarizzamento D' in the classification by G. Zarra, a northern Italian (probably Venetian) version known in eight manuscripts which also incorporates the Tractatus de febribus (Guiseppe Zarra, Il «Thesaurus pauperum» pisano: Edizione critica, commento linguistico e glossario (2018), 3.3.1.4, pp. 88-90).

Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper, folded in quarto; watermark indistict.
Extent: i (later paper) + 7 + 107 + i (later paper) leaves
Dimensions (leaf): c. 285 × 200 mm.
Foliation: i, ii-viii, 1-107, [unfoliated].
Foliation: Fols. 1-105 with earlier foliation in ink.

Layout

Ruled with a hard point; ruled space 195 × 120 mm. ; 1 col., 34 lines.

Hand(s)

Humanistic cursive.

Decoration

Rubrics.

Spaces for initials not filled in.

Binding

18th-century Italian stiff vellum, with carta bassanese endpapers, for Jacopo Soranzo.

History

Origin: 15th century ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Liber magistri gasparis medici de frigeriis &c’, fol. 105v, in the hand of the scribe.

Jacopo Soranzo, MS. 1028 in folio; his binding.

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted by Matthew Holford (July 2022) from the Quarto Catalogue (A. Mortara, Catalogo dei manoscritti italiani che sotto la denominazione di Codici Canoniciani Italici si conservano nella Biblioteca Bodleiana a Oxford, Quarto Catalogues XI, 1864), with additional physical description.

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2022-07: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian.