[Yiddish translation of De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome] [manuscript].
- Standardized Title:
- De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome
- Other Title:
- Anatomia deudsch.
- [Germany, between 1590 and 1595?]
62 leaves : paper ; 202 x 155 (145 x 105) mm. bound to 209 x 165 mm.
- Human anatomy -- Early works to 1800.
Medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Yiddish -- 16th century.
- Yiddish, in Ashkenazi Hebrew characters, with a few words in Latin (f. 2r).
- 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.
- 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.
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