Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum.

Commentary by [Pseudo-] Arnoldus de Villa Nova.   Corrections by Doctores Montispessulani regentes, 1480.

[Lyons:  Mathias Huss, ca. 1486-87]
4to.   a-i8 k-l6.   [84] leaves, the last blank. 
ISTC ir00071000; GW M37353; Goff R71; Pell 1284 (‘76’ leaves); BSB-Ink R-37; Hargreaves 96.

Hargreaves dates [ca. 1485].

The Regimen sanitatis Salernitatum and accompanying commentary are often wrongly ascribed to Arnoldus de Villa Nova;  cf. E. Wickersheimer in 'Comptes rendus du XIIIe Congrès international d'histoire de la médecine', 1954, pp. 226-34 (Aquilon 570).

GIP number: R2
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.46 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: a2r, line 1: 'Incipit ...' as in Pell., not 'In.ipit ...' as in Hargreaves.
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Prosper Aquitanus [pseudo-], De vita contemplativa.  'Turin' [i.e. Lyons: Jean de Vingle, ca. 1495].
Provenance: M. Rosetus (fl. 1552):  on the lower half of a1r (i.e. the blank mount - see Imperfections):  “M. Rosetus 1552”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ag.10.42”.
Binding: 18th-century calf decorated with a single decorative roll border in gold;  gold-tooled spine (much damaged);  marbled endpapers;  sprinkled red and green-edged leaves.   Size:  185 x 133 mm.
Leaf size: 178 x 127 mm.
Annotations: Occasional brief marginal annotations in an early hand;  more frequent “nota” marks and manicules;  the number “356” in ink on l5v.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Lower half of a1 (title-page) excised and remainder of page mounted on a blank sheet of paper.


Title-page of Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum