Ketham, Johannes de [pseudo-]: Fasciculus medicinae.

Add:  Petrus de Tussignano:  Consilium pro peste evitanda.   Mundinus:  Anatomia,  edited by Petrus Andreas Morsianus.   Rhasis:  De aegritudinibus puerorum.

Venice:  Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 28 Mar. 1500.
Fol.   a-e6 f4.   [34] leaves.
Woodcuts;  woodcut initials.
ISTC ik00015000;  GW M14183;  Goff K15;  BMC V 351 (IB. 21150);  CIBN K-7;  BSB-Ink F-55.

Johannes de Ketham is not, as is often thought, to be identified as Hans von Kircheim of Swabia, (fl. 1455-1470), professor of medicine in Vienna, who used this collection for his lectures and recommended it to his pupils.  This collection of texts was in fact in circulation by 1400.  See Christian Coppens, ‘For the benefit of ordinary people: the Dutch translation of the Fasciculus medicinae, Antwerp 1512’, Quaerendo, 39 (2009), pp. 168-205 (in particular pp. 169-71).  Coppens suggests that the collection of short treatises found in the Fasciculus should be viewed 'bibliographically and otherwise, as anonymous’.

GIP number: K1
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Ds.2.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Ludovici (17th/18th century):  inscription on a1r “Ludovici”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.3.1”.
Binding: 18th-century marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine.   Size:  312 x 219 mm.   Housed in a modern green buckram case
Leaf size: 306 x 213 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in several 16th-century hands;  foliated “fo.55”-“88” in a 16th-century hand (indicating that this work had once been bound with another or other works) - with manuscript references to that foliation added to the explicit on f4v;  woodcuts on a3v, a6v and a7r have been captioned in upper margin (with some cropping) in a 16th-century hand;  manuscript letters of the alphabet (supplementing the printed letters supplied by the printer) have been added to the woodcut on a3v as a further means of linking to the printed text on the facing page;  occasional manicules, underlining and nota marks;  number “3”(?) in blue crayon in an 18th-century hand on front pastedown;  title in ink in an 18th-century hand on verso of front free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Woodcut medical illustration from Ketham, Johannes de: Fasciculus medicinae