Avicenna: Canon medicinae. Lib. I-V. [Latin]
Translated by Gerardus Cremonensis. Add: De viribus cordis. Translated by Arnoldus de Villa Nova. Tabula.
Pavia: Antonius de Carcano and Hieronymus de Durantibus, 1482-83.
Fol. a4 2a8 b-i8 [k]2 l-q10 r-s8 t6 3a10 2b-t10 u6 x8 y4 A-I10 3k10 aa-dd10 ee-ff6. The signature of the unsigned eleventh gathering is given as “k” in the register.  leaves, the first blank.
In seven parts, dated: I) 16 Sept. 1482; II) [9 Sept. or 23 Oct.] 1482; III) 16 Apr. 1483; IV & V) undated; VI) 27 Mar. 1483; VII) undated. Book II is dated 'xxiii kalendas Octobris'.
ISTC ia01420000; Goff A1420; BMC VII 997; GW 3118.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.3.6 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||The unsigned gathering [k] (i.e. the index of drugs of tract II of Book II) is misbound and is inserted at the end of the manuscript gathering s described in Annotations.|
|Provenance:||Johannes Baptista Bugnis (fl. 1511), physician of Genoa: see Annotations below.
Ebenezer Brown (d.1828), M.D., Inspector General of Hospitals: presented to the Hunterian Library in March, 1852 (cf. University of Glasgow Library, Museum records, MR37/14, 15) by Miss Marjory Ettles of Stirling from the library of her late brother-in-law, Dr Ebenezer Brown, a matriculated student in the Greek Class at Glasgow University in 1786 (cf. James Coutts, 'A history of the University of Glasgow from its foundation in 1451 to 1909', pp. 404-5; W. Innes Addison, 'The matriculation albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858', no. 4573).
Marjory Ettles (fl. 1852) of Stirling: see above.
University of Glasgow: presented in 1852 (see above); Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “E.2.8” (a later addition to the Hunterian Library with no connection to William Hunter’s original collection).
|Binding:||Italy(?), 16th/17th-century vellum; title written in ink on spine. Size: 291 x 215 mm.|
|Leaf size:||281 x 210 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations in 16th-century hands, mainly in brown ink but occasionally in red; occasional pointing hands and “nota” marks; occasional running headings. Inserted after gathering r, are eleven leaves of paper ruled in ink in two columns containing the text, written in an early 16th-century hand, of the missing gathering s (i.e. the conclusion of Book II); a twelfth leaf is ruled but without text; the supplied manuscript text ends with the colophon "Expletus e[st] liber [secundus] canonis quem princeps auicenna d[e] m[edici]nis simplicib[us] edidit", after which the scribe/owner has identified himself: “Et scriptor har[um] cartar[um] fuit mag[iste]r Johannes bap[tis]ta bugnis ianue[n]sis artium [et] me[dici]ne scolaris anno i5ii die iiij ienuarij i[n] papia, et die 20 augusti i5ii asumpsit insignia doctoractus i[n] artib[us] [et] medicina in Inclita ciuitate Janue”. Foliated “i-303” in brown ink in an early hand from 2a1 to end of volume (the foliation includes the inserted manuscript text but ignores gathering [k]).|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf a1, and gatherings s-t, 3a, 2b-t, u-y (leaves -).|