New York, Park Avenue
29 October 1992
GUY DE CHAULIAC. Inventario o colectario en la parte cirurgical de la medicina. [Colophon:] Seville: Jacobo Cromberger [c. 1518-1520].
Chancery folio, 276 x 205mm. (10 7/8 x 8in.), contemporary limp vellum, spine ink-lettered, ties, upper inner joint broken, lacks y10 at end (presumably blank), edges dampstained throughout and some leaves at front and back badly stained and softened by damp, occasional crude repairs with old patches, traces of scotch tape repairs, other stains throughout.
Collation: a-x y . 183 leaves (of 184, lacks y10, presumably blank), with foliation and signatures. Types: c. 285G (title), 158G (headings, headlines, colophon), 98G. Double column. Large pictorial woodcut on title of SS. Cosmas and Damian beneath twin arches, one and two-line woodcut illustrations of instruments in the text.
"Guy de Chauliac was the most eminent surgeon of his time; his authority remained for some 200 years."--Garrison and Morton.
NLM/Durling 2246; Norton 943.
Provenance: F.183v: Contemporary pen trials and effaced inscription; "Fr. Pedro de Balen", signature on title-page; back pastedown: pen trials and eighteenth-century notes on printing; front inside cover: "Fr. Manuel del Vosario 1788"; Juan Carlos Ahumada, ink stamps on inside cover and at foot of title-page; the present owner.
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