Falcutius, Nicolaus: Sermones medicinales septem.

Edited by Caesar de Landulfis and Johannes Antonius de Bassinis.

Pavia: Damianus de Confaloneriis, de Binasco, for Johannes Antonius de Bassinis, 1481-24 Dec 1484.
Fol.  Part I: a-f10 g-h8 i6.  [82] leaves (a1, i6 blank).  Part II: a-y10 z610108 A-F10 G8 H10 I-K6.  [344] leaves (a1, K5-6 blank).  Part III: a8 b-d10 e8 f-g10 h- k8 l6 m8 n-o10 p8 q-t10 u8 x10 y12 z10101010 A12 B-F10 G6+2.  [322] leaves (a1 and the last leaf blank).  Part IV: a-c10 d-e8 f6 g10 h8 i-k10 l-m8 n6 A-B10 C4 D-E10 F-G6.  [168] leaves (a1 blank).  Part V: a-c10 d8 e-g6 h-i8 k10 l6 m8 n-q10 r6 s-x10 y8 z6 A-F10 G6 H-I10 K8 L4.  [294] leaves.  Part VI: a-g10 h-i8.  [86] leaves (a1 blank).  Part VII: a-d10 e8 f-g10 h8 i-z10101010 A-H10 I-K8 L6.  [358] leaves (a1 blank).
Parts dated:  I) 24 Dec. 1484;  II) 1481;  III-VI) [undated];  VII) 18 Nov. 1484.
Contents:  I) De conservatione sanitatis;  II) De febribus;  III) De membris capitis;  IV) De membris spiritualibus;  V) De membris naturalibus;  VI) De membris generationis;  VII) De membris exterioribus.
ISTC if00045000;  GW 9704;  Goff F45;  BMC VII 1000 (IC. 31380).

GIP number: F2
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.1.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Coesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Collis Mariae (Marienbrink), from 1479 Augustinian Nuns - see Binding.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ak.1.13”.
Binding: Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, 15th/16th-century blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards;  both covers decorated with intersecting double fillets to form a centre panel surrounded by two frames;  the centre panel is divided by double fillets into 71 lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, each decorated with a separate stamp;  the inner frame is also decorated with separate stamps, and the outer frame is undecorated;  the numerous separate stamps include a Paschal Lamb within a circle, a ‘ihesus’ scroll and a ‘maria’ scroll, an eagle, a lion passant and a dragon stamp (each within a lozenge), a rectangular stamp of a crown flanked by the letters ‘I’ and ‘O’; several of the stamps are identical to stamps tentatively assigned in Weale-Taylor (no. 207, pl. XVI nos 7-10) to the Augustinian Convent of Coesfeld in North Rhine-Westphalia;  remains of two brass clasps (catch plates on front board);  spine undecorated and title label added in the 19th/20th century;  without pastedowns and with 19th/20th-century flyleaves inserted (original endpapers and flyleaves lost);  indistinct manuscript title on fore-edge ‘Serm[ones] medi’.  Size: 415 × 295 mm.
Leaf size: 405 x 289 mm.
Annotations: Part VII:  occasional marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand - more numerous in quires f, C, H-L;  on L5r is a lengthy annotation on maladies of the ear in a 16th-century hand beginning “Consilium doctoris henrici zittart  ... anno 1529 ...”;  a medical recipe in the same hand on L6v;  foliated in an early hand “1”-“219” from a2-z4.
Decoration: Part VII:  on a2r a six-line initial “S” is supplied in blue with reserved white and decorated with purple and green pen-work which extends into the inner margin;  similarly decorated initials supplied on a2v, e8v, h6r,  z4v, G9r;  other principal initials supplied throughout in alternate red and blue;  paragraph marks and capital strokes in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting parts I-VI i.e. part VII only (De membris exterioribus) which lacks the blank leaf a1.

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