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[Yiddish translation of De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome] [manuscript].

Author/Creator:
Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564.
Standardized Title:
De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome
Other Title:
Anatomia deudsch.
Publication:
[Germany, between 1590 and 1595?]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
62 leaves : paper ; 202 x 155 (145 x 105) mm. bound to 209 x 165 mm.
Subjects:
Human anatomy -- Early works to 1800.
Medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Abridgements.
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Yiddish -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
Yiddish, in Ashkenazi Hebrew characters, with a few words in Latin (f. 2r).
Summary:
Treatise on anatomy intended for medical students, abridged by Vesalius from his own larger work. This Yiddish translation is probably based on a pirated German translation published in Nuremberg in 1551 under the title Anatomia deudsch. Organized in the same 6 chapters as the original Latin epitome of Vesalius and the Anatomia deudsch, concerning bones and cartilage, ligaments and muscles, the digestive system, the heart, the brain, and the reproductive system.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Paper, i (modern) + 62 + i (modern); 1¹⁴ 2¹⁸ 3²⁴ 4⁶(-1); [1-59, i (stub), 60-61], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.
Layout: Written in 19-26 long lines.
Script: Written in Ashkenazi script, with a few words in Latin in humanistic cursive script (f. 2r).
Watermark: Similar to Briquet Aigle 154-155 (Babenhausen, 1593; Eltsville, near Mainz, 1593-1597).
Binding: Modern leather, blind-stamped (Les Enluminures).
Origin: Written in Germany, perhaps in the Hesse region between 1590 and 1595 (based on watermark, Les Enluminures).
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly in a private collection in Israel.
Sold by Les Enluminures (Paris and Chicago) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Jan. 2007.
Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2015.
Cited as:
UPenn LJS 485.
OCLC:
806039035
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