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LJS 485 Yiddish translation of De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome
TitleYiddish translation of De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome
- Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564
Call numberLJS 485
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5809102
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageYiddish, in Ashkenazi Hebrew characters, with a few words in Latin (f. 2r)
- between 1590 and 1595?
Treatise on anatomy intended for medical students, abridged by Vesalius from his own larger work. This Yiddish translation is probably based on a pirated German translation published in Nuremberg in 1551 under the title Anatomia deudsch. Organized in the same 6 chapters as the original Latin epitome of Vesalius and the Anatomia deudsch, concerning bones and cartilage, ligaments and muscles, the digestive system, the heart, the brain, and the reproductive system.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet Aigle 154-155 (Babenhausen, 1593; Eltsville, near Mainz, 1593-1597).
Extent62 leaves : 202 x 155 (145 x 105) mm. bound to 209 x 165 mm
CollationPaper, i (modern) + 62 + i (modern); 1¹⁴ 2¹⁸ 3²⁴ 4⁶(-1); [1-59, i (stub), 60-61], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.
BindingModern leather, blind-stamped (Les Enluminures).
LayoutWritten in 19-26 long lines.
ScriptWritten in Ashkenazi script, with a few words in Latin in humanistic cursive script (f. 2r).
- Formerly in a private collection in Israel.
- Sold by Les Enluminures (Paris and Chicago) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Jan. 2007.
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
- Human anatomy--Early works to 1800
- Medicine--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Yiddish--16th century
- Manuscripts, European
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