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The Resource Viaticum

Viaticum

Label
Viaticum
Title
Viaticum
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Cataloging source
PPC
Citation location within source
  • pp.12-14
  • p. 2010, no. 8
  • no. 190 and pl. 4 (f. 81v)
Citation source
  • Kidd, Peter. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts in the Library of the College of Physicians, Philadelphia. November 2015.
  • de Ricci, Seymour. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York, NY: 1937, reprinted 1961.
  • Hirsch, Rudolf. A Catalogue of the Manuscripts and Archives of the Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA: 1983.
CitationUri
https://www.academia.edu/19606281/A_Descriptive_Catalogue_of_the_Medieval_Manuscripts_in_the_Library_of_the_College_of_Physicians_Philadelphia
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
ca. 1020-1087
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Constantine
Language note
Latin, medieval
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • -1013?
  • active 12th century
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn al‘ Abbās az-Zahrāwī
  • Nicolaus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Botany, medical
  • Medical writing
  • Medicine, medieval
  • Pharmacopoeias
Label
Viaticum
Link
http://penn.stage.diedrick.com/viewer.php?id=Z10%2076#page/1/mode/2up
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contains also: Nicolaus Salernitanus' Antidotarium
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Items 1–2 occupy quires 1–10] 1. (fols.2r–81r) Constantinus Africanus, Viaticum: prologue, “Quoniam quidem ut in Rethoricis Tullius omne inquid (sic) expetendum. vel propter se vel proper aliud ... et quo libro inveniat” (Thorndike & Kibre 1298); list of chapters: “De allopitia / De capillis cadentibus / ... / De tremore emigranea et iectigatione”; main text: “Capillis ex fumo grosso et calide nascitur ... Concule marine incense. cum oleo rosato multum valent. / Laus Christo detur / operis quod finis habetur.” (Thorndike & Kibre 187); in 7 books, beginning on fols.2r, 13v, 22r, 33r, 45v, 59r, and 67v, each with a list of chapters, on fols.2r, 13v, 22r, 33r, 45v, 59r, and 67r. 2. (fol.81v) Added texts and a diagram on a page originally left blank (Hirsch, pl.4): at the top of the page is a four-line note relating the signs of the zodiac to parts of the body, “Sciendum signa membris humani corporis esse deputata. Aries ... capud. Taurus ...”; below this a diagram consisting of two concentric rings enclosing a text within a square: the outer rings with signs of the zodiac, humors, and elements, e.g. “Aquarius signum stabile sanguineum aereum”; the next ring with the names of the months; the inner square’s text beginning “Sciuis [ recte Si vis] scire in quoto signo luna sit sume lunam quam volueris ...” (cf. Friedrich Palitzsch, Roger Bacons zweite (astrologische) Schrift über die kritischen Tage ... (BornaLeipzig, 1918), p.34 line 17); at the bottom of the page is a longer note, beginning “Cave tibi cum volueris dare alicui medicinam uide in quo signo sit sol ...” (cf. ibid., p.35). [Items 3–7 occupy quires 11–13] 3. (fol.82r–v) List of contents: “Aurea Alexandrina l(ibrae) .i.i. / Adriani magni libra .i. / ... / Vera pigrae(?) abbatis de curia l(ibra) i”. 4. (fols.82v–101v) The Antidotarium Nicolai, “Ego Nicolaus rogatus a quibusdam in practica medicine studere volentibus ... de nummorum et amicorum plenitudine glorientur.” (Thorndike & Kibre 490). 5. (fols.101v–103v) De quantitatibus, or Doses; Carpobalsami to Elacterii. 6. (fols.103v–105r) Synonima antidotarii: "Explicitis autem specierum ponderibus que ad omnium supradictarum medicinarum confectionem pertinent ...", with a list of synonyms from "Arthemisia id est matricaria" to "Zucocaria id est flos agni casti vel salicis marini", all ending with "Laus. Christo. detur. operis. quod finis. habetur." 7. (fol.105r) An added note on the Seven Ages of the World, giving the period from the Incarnation of Christ to the present as “M.cc.xl. et iiij” i.e. 1244 years (printed and translated by W.B. McD[aniel], 2nd, in “‘A Six Ages of the World’Dating of Our 13th Century Manuscript of The Viaticum Constantini”, Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 4th series, vol. 9, no. 2 (June 1941), pp.125–26. 8. (fol.105v)
Control code
000107297
Dimensions
170–75×105 mm;
Extent
106 leaves: i + 104 + i
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
1. Written in Italy in the 13th century, no later than 1244 (see item 7). 2. The original scribe or a very early reader added marginal notes on the authorities cited; “G” and “D”, presumably for Galen for Dioscorides. 3. Annotated by at least one reader in the 15th century, e.g. one who writes “1429 id. 4 de dice(m)bre me fa(?) donato questo(?) et uno Albucasim / da ...do” (fol.105r, last lines); “Albucasim” is a Latinized version of the name of the Arab physician, surgeon, and author, Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn al‘ Abbās az-Zahrāwī (d.1013). 4. Annotated with records of several series of loans: “dedi Nicolai Laurentii ...”, “dedi Salimbene die veneris iii ...”, “debet mihi accursurus ij s’ de media libra di...”, “dedi Nicolai Pigulotto iiij ...”, “dedi magistro Ugolino .x.v.lib. ...”, mostly recording multiple loans, and mostly subsequently crossed-through, presumably when the loan was repaid (fol.105v).
Physical substance
parchment;
Physical support
binding: recently re-sewn on three alum-tawed(?) thongs and rebound in plain limp vellum without boards; the former early 19th-century Italian half-vellum and marbled paper binding over pasteboards now kept separately
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 107297
  • 107371
  • ocm20022493
Label
Viaticum
Link
http://penn.stage.diedrick.com/viewer.php?id=Z10%2076#page/1/mode/2up
Publication
Note
Contains also: Nicolaus Salernitanus' Antidotarium
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Items 1–2 occupy quires 1–10] 1. (fols.2r–81r) Constantinus Africanus, Viaticum: prologue, “Quoniam quidem ut in Rethoricis Tullius omne inquid (sic) expetendum. vel propter se vel proper aliud ... et quo libro inveniat” (Thorndike & Kibre 1298); list of chapters: “De allopitia / De capillis cadentibus / ... / De tremore emigranea et iectigatione”; main text: “Capillis ex fumo grosso et calide nascitur ... Concule marine incense. cum oleo rosato multum valent. / Laus Christo detur / operis quod finis habetur.” (Thorndike & Kibre 187); in 7 books, beginning on fols.2r, 13v, 22r, 33r, 45v, 59r, and 67v, each with a list of chapters, on fols.2r, 13v, 22r, 33r, 45v, 59r, and 67r. 2. (fol.81v) Added texts and a diagram on a page originally left blank (Hirsch, pl.4): at the top of the page is a four-line note relating the signs of the zodiac to parts of the body, “Sciendum signa membris humani corporis esse deputata. Aries ... capud. Taurus ...”; below this a diagram consisting of two concentric rings enclosing a text within a square: the outer rings with signs of the zodiac, humors, and elements, e.g. “Aquarius signum stabile sanguineum aereum”; the next ring with the names of the months; the inner square’s text beginning “Sciuis [ recte Si vis] scire in quoto signo luna sit sume lunam quam volueris ...” (cf. Friedrich Palitzsch, Roger Bacons zweite (astrologische) Schrift über die kritischen Tage ... (BornaLeipzig, 1918), p.34 line 17); at the bottom of the page is a longer note, beginning “Cave tibi cum volueris dare alicui medicinam uide in quo signo sit sol ...” (cf. ibid., p.35). [Items 3–7 occupy quires 11–13] 3. (fol.82r–v) List of contents: “Aurea Alexandrina l(ibrae) .i.i. / Adriani magni libra .i. / ... / Vera pigrae(?) abbatis de curia l(ibra) i”. 4. (fols.82v–101v) The Antidotarium Nicolai, “Ego Nicolaus rogatus a quibusdam in practica medicine studere volentibus ... de nummorum et amicorum plenitudine glorientur.” (Thorndike & Kibre 490). 5. (fols.101v–103v) De quantitatibus, or Doses; Carpobalsami to Elacterii. 6. (fols.103v–105r) Synonima antidotarii: "Explicitis autem specierum ponderibus que ad omnium supradictarum medicinarum confectionem pertinent ...", with a list of synonyms from "Arthemisia id est matricaria" to "Zucocaria id est flos agni casti vel salicis marini", all ending with "Laus. Christo. detur. operis. quod finis. habetur." 7. (fol.105r) An added note on the Seven Ages of the World, giving the period from the Incarnation of Christ to the present as “M.cc.xl. et iiij” i.e. 1244 years (printed and translated by W.B. McD[aniel], 2nd, in “‘A Six Ages of the World’Dating of Our 13th Century Manuscript of The Viaticum Constantini”, Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 4th series, vol. 9, no. 2 (June 1941), pp.125–26. 8. (fol.105v)
Control code
000107297
Dimensions
170–75×105 mm;
Extent
106 leaves: i + 104 + i
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
1. Written in Italy in the 13th century, no later than 1244 (see item 7). 2. The original scribe or a very early reader added marginal notes on the authorities cited; “G” and “D”, presumably for Galen for Dioscorides. 3. Annotated by at least one reader in the 15th century, e.g. one who writes “1429 id. 4 de dice(m)bre me fa(?) donato questo(?) et uno Albucasim / da ...do” (fol.105r, last lines); “Albucasim” is a Latinized version of the name of the Arab physician, surgeon, and author, Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn al‘ Abbās az-Zahrāwī (d.1013). 4. Annotated with records of several series of loans: “dedi Nicolai Laurentii ...”, “dedi Salimbene die veneris iii ...”, “debet mihi accursurus ij s’ de media libra di...”, “dedi Nicolai Pigulotto iiij ...”, “dedi magistro Ugolino .x.v.lib. ...”, mostly recording multiple loans, and mostly subsequently crossed-through, presumably when the loan was repaid (fol.105v).
Physical substance
parchment;
Physical support
binding: recently re-sewn on three alum-tawed(?) thongs and rebound in plain limp vellum without boards; the former early 19th-century Italian half-vellum and marbled paper binding over pasteboards now kept separately
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 107297
  • 107371
  • ocm20022493

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