Benedictus de Nursia: De conservatione sanitatis. Thaddaeus Florentinus (or Johannes Hispalensis): De regimine sanitatis.

Bologna:  Dominicus de Lapis, for Sigismundus de Libris, 1477.
4to.   [a]8 b-i8 [k]8 L8 m8 [n-r]8 [s]4.   [140] leaves.
ISTC ib00314000;  Goff B314;  BMC VI 814;  Bod-inc B-144;  GW 3819 (+ Accurti(1936) p.76).

Author's name also recorded as Benedictus Riguardatus.

The 'De regimine sanitatis' (also known as 'De conservanda sanitate') is attributed in the text and by Thorndike-Kibre to Thaddeus de Florentia, but by GW to Johannes Hispalensis - cf. Bod-inc.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: [a1v], line 7:  “... dominum noſtrum ...” not as in BMC “... dominum nosttum ...”.
Bound with: The first of four incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (2) Samuel, Rabbi, Epistola contra Judaeorum errores.  [Sant'Orso:  Johannes de Reno, ca. 1475];  (3) Paulus de Middelburgo, Prognosticon anni 1479.  [Bologna:  Ugo Rugerius, ca. 1478-79];  (4) Colatius, Matthaeus, Responsio de fine oratoris.  Padua:  Bernardinus Celerius, 1478.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Bd.8.29”.
Binding: England, 20th century.   Rebound by Douglas Cockerell and Son, Nov. 1954, in full vellum with black ink spine title, replacing a spattered calf binding;  earlier sprinkled red-edging of leaves preserved;  binder’s note tipped onto rear pastedown.   Size:  198 x 145 mm.
Leaf size: 192 x 141 mm.
Annotations: Foliated “i”-“139” in ink from [a2] to [s4] in a 16th-century hand, which also foliated the other works in this volume;  occasional pointing hands, “nota” marks and underlining;  copious marginal annotations (mainly extracting keywords) in various 16th/17th-century hands, some in red ink, some in black ink and a few in red crayon (with offsetting onto facing margin);  letters of the alphabet written in pencil in top margins of many leaves - corresponding to the alphabetical arrangement of terms used in the text;  partially read annotations on [a1r] including the date “1526” and the number “223”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Annotations in red ink in Benedictus de Nursia: De conservatione sanitatis