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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.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
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).
- 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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