Serapion, Johannes, the Elder: Breviarium medicinae.

Translated by Gerardus Cremonensis.   Add:  Serapion the Younger [pseudo-]:  In medicinis simplicibus.   Translated by Simon Genuensis and Abraham Judaeus Tortuosiensis.   Galenus [pseudo-]:  De virtute centaureae;  Johannes Platearius:  Practica brevis;  Matthaeus Platearius [pseudo-]:  De simplici medicina "Circa instans".

Venice:  Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 16 Dec. 1497.
Fol.   a-k8 l10 m-v8 x6 y10 z8 [et]8 [con]8 [rum]10.   [1], 2-211, [1] leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut initials;  woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC is00466000; GW M41687; Goff S466; BMC V 448 (IB. 22971); CIBN S-225; BSB-Ink S-298.

GIP number: S29
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian W.2.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Leaf “203” misbound between leaf “211” and the final blank leaf.
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Montagnana, Bartholomaeus, Consilia medica.  Venice:  Simon de Luere, for Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, 20 Aug. 1499.
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 “Ab.2.6”.
Binding: 18th-century mottled calf;  spine covering lost;  sprinkled brown and red-edged leaves.   Size:  324 x 223 mm.
Leaf size: 315 x 215 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand (all heavily washed-out) in the section “De simplicibus”;  occasional marginal annotations elsewhere;  18th-century code “m/m” in ink on front pastedown together with the number “16” and the number “29” (the latter lightly scored through) plus two other deleted numbers (both illegible);  number “184” in ink in an 18th-century hand on rear pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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