Practica Io. Serapionis dicta breuiarium ; Liber Serapionis de simplici medicina ; Liber de simplici medicina, dictus circa instans ; Practica platearij.

Ibn Serapion, Yúhānnā, active 9th century.
Other Title:
Practica Jo. Serapionis dicta breviarium
Goff title: Breviarium medicinae
Impressum Venetijs : Mandato & expensis ... Octauiani Scoti ... per Bonetu[m] Locatellu[m] ..., i7 kal[endas] Ianuarias i497 [16 Dec. 1497]
2ii, [1] leaves (the last leaf blank) ; 34 cm. (fol.)
u.e. :&is iaes ctgu (3) 1497 (A)
Incunabula -- Italy -- Venice -- 1497.
Printers' devices (Printing) -- Italy -- Venice -- 15th century.
Wooden boards (Binding)
Place of Publication:
Italy Venice.
Breviarium medicinae / Yúhānnā Ibn Serapion ; tr. Gherardo da Cremona
In medicinis simplicibus / Serapion the Younger ; tr. Simon Genuensis and Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra
De virtute centaureae / Pseudo-Galenus
Practica brevis / Joannes Platearius
Circa instans / Matthaeus Platearius.
Title from title leaf (leaf a1r).
Imprint from colophon on leaf [rum]9v, which reads: Impressum Venetijs mandato & expensis nobilis viri domini Octauiani Scoti Ciuis Modoetiensis per Bonetu[m] Locatellu[m] Bergomense[m]. i7 kal[endas] Ianuarias i497.
Chancery folio, printed primarily in double columns. leaf a2v: 66 lines to a full column, plus headline; area of text: 239 (247) x 159 mm.; col. width: 77 mm. Woodcut initials. Printed paragraph marks. With signatures and foliation; without catchwords. Rubrication not called for. Woodcut publisher's device of Ottaviano Scoto on leaf [rum]9v. Register on leaf [rum]9v.
Signatures: a-k⁸ l¹⁰ m-v⁸ x⁶ y¹⁰ z⁸ [et]⁸ [con]⁸ [rum]¹⁰ (leaf [rum]10 blank).
Errors in foliation: leaves 88 and 178 numbered 87 and 176, respectively. Cf. Walsh.
"The order of the two tracts of [Joannes and Matthaeus] Platearius is inverted on the title."--BM 15th cent.
Includes index.
Local notes:
Leaf size: 319 x 214 mm.
Penn Libraries copy has a few early ms. marginal notes in brown ink in text; modern ms. inscription ("Dupl Hough") in pencil at head of front pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy has early ms. ownership inscription ("Joannes Bernhard[us] Fabrici[us] Dresdensis") of Johannes Bernhard Fabricius of Dresden (struck through) at foot of leaf a2r.
Penn Libraries copy bound in contemporary half blind-tooled pig over square-edge wooden boards; parchment label with ms. titles ("Practica Ioh[ann]is Serapio[nis] dicta breuiarium Liber serapio[n]is de sim[plici] medicina. Liber de simplici medicina dict[us] Instans Practica Platearij") on left board; illegible ms. inscription on left board; evidence of two fore-edge clasps and catchplates; 4 raised bands on spine; partially illegible ms. spine titles.
Penn Libraries copy has pinpoint wormhole in lower portion of leaves a1-k7; a few wormholes in boards, pastedowns and some leaves at beginning and end of volume; some leaves at end of volume dampstained in tail margin; binding damaged.
Penn Provenance:
Fabricius, Johannes Bernhard (former owner) (inscription)
Penn Chronology:
1497 (16 Dec.)
Cited in:
Goff S-466
BM 15th cent. V, p. 448 (IB.22971)
GW M41687
BN cat. des incun. S-225
BSB-Ink. S-298
Walsh, J.E. 15th cent. printed books, 2341
ISTC is00466000
Gherardo, da Cremona, 1113 or 1114-1187.
Simon, Genuensis.
Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164.
Scotto, Ottaviano, -1498, publisher.
Locatelli, Boneto, active 1486-1523, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Early Venetian Imprint Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Pseudo-Galenus. De virtute centaureae.
Platearius, Joannes, active 1090-1120. Practica brevis.
Platearius, Matthaeus, -1161. Circa instans.
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