Collectorium artis medicinae / Nicola Bertruccio.

Bertucci, Niccolò, -1347 [Browse]
Manuscript, Book
[Germany] : [producer not identified], [between 1450-1500]
1 volume (i, 288 leaves) : parchment ; 30 cm


Former owner
  • Title from printed catalog.
  • Script: Cursiva libraria by a single scribe, with Fere-Textualis for incipits of books, chapter running titles.
  • Decoration: Fol. 1r opens with a 14-line pen-flourished initial Q (“Quoniam”) in red, pale green, and ochre. Sections begin with 2-line red initials, with guide letters visible.
Binding note
Germany, 15th century. Contemporary binding of wooden boards (9 mm thick) covered in pigskin.
  • 1.1r: “Quoniam ut ait medicorum princeps in de sanitatis ingenio libro septimo primo capitulo librorum compilatio tribus de causis fieri dinoscitur ...” Explicit: “... de thesauro largitatis tue qui es omnia felicitans.”
  • 2.1r-283v: “Rubrica de reconmendacione medicine et cetera. Medicina arcium preclarissima. Hec verba primus medicinalis scientiae repertor ypocrates qui nunquam ...” Explicit: “Et in hoc laborem nostrum compleuimus auxilio dei misericordis cuius nomen sit benedictum in secula seculorum Amen. Et sic terminatur practica Egregii magistri Bertrucii cuius anime propicietur deus Amen. Laus tibi sit christe quoniam liber explicit iste.”
  • 3.283v-288v: “Ad intellectum tabule subscripte Sciendum quod breuiter ponuntur in ea tituli omnium antidotorum generalium ...” Explicit: “Trocisti de sciendos (?) confortantes ||”
Garrett MS. 100 was in the library of Wenzel Faber von Budweis (approximately 1455/60-1518), probably from the 1480s, when he undertook the study of medicine at the University of Leipzig. Robert Garrett (1875-1961), of Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 1897, purchased the manuscript on 28 September 1925 from the London antiquarian bookseller E.P. [Ernst Philip] Goldschmidt (1887-1954). Garrett's gift to the Princeton University Library, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift of Robert Garrett, 1942.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 223-225.
Cite as
Garrett MS. 100, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
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