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JOHANNITIUS (HUNAYN IBN ISHAQ), PSEUDO-GALEN (THEOPHILUS PROTOSPATHARIUS?), and Others
Isagoge ad Tegni Galieni;, De urinis, and other selected texts from the Articella (or Ars medicinae), in an anonymous Catalan translation (some texts with marginal commentary)
Spain (Catalonia, Barcelona?), c. 1475. RARE MEDIEVAL MEDICAL MANUSCRIPT IN A CATALAN TRANSLATION. In Catalan, decorated manuscript on paper, dimensions 290 x 204 mm, 24 folios, complete, unidentified watermark, horizontal catchword, written in a formal cursive gothic bookhand in two columns of thirty-two lines, openings of each section in angular capitals with some ascenders, two blue initials (7-line and 2-line), some rubrics with calligraphic penstrokes. BINDING: CONTEMPORARY LIMP PARCHMENT ENVELOPE with flap and leather ties. TEXT: the present volume contains texts from the Ars Medicinae used for the study of medicine in medieval universities in a Catalan translation, including a synthesis of essential texts by Galen. Only four copies of this translation survive, the other three in insitutions; this one is unrecorded, and there is no modern edition. PROVENANCE: written in Spain, in Catalonia, very likely Barcelona, c. 1475 based on the evidence of the language and script. Later, the manuscript was owned by Joan Gili i Serra (1907-1998), Anglo-Catalan antiquarian bookdealer of Dolphin Bookshop off the Charing Cross Road, London, and later in Oxford, as well as an important Catalan publisher and translator. CONDITION: small spots in places, otherwise in excellent condition. Full description and images available. (TM 1011)
Bookseller: Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB) [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
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