Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 133 De coloribus urinae ... etc.
TitleDe coloribus urinae ... etc.
Other related names
- Johannes Franciscus, da Imola, translator
- Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein, 1906-1989, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 133
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 1551758
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian, in the Northeastern (Venetian?) vernacular
- between 1525 and 1575
Treatise on urine, translated from Latin by Gioan Francesco Ymolensis. About 100 paragraphs in length. Consists of medical instructions that are diagnostic, therapeutic and medicative in nature. Lists diagnostic symptoms which a physician should observe in the urine of his patient, and the conclusions to be drawn about the patient's condition from its color, consistency and peculiar appearance. According to the colophon (f. 9r), which the writer took from an older manuscript, this "very beautiful treatise" was originally written in Latin "for the use of an accomplished surgeon" (per uso di maistro bonissimo cirviano), and translated into the Venetian (or Northeast Italian) vernacular, on 31 March 1429, by a doctor from Imola who calls himself Gioan Francesco Ymolensis (f. 9r). Also includes three other short medical texts: Ad amazare li vermi in lo corpo dele creature (on destroying parasitic worms in the intestines; f. 9v-11r); Pillole de agarico (f. 13r-v; with a second section titled Pillores aureis); and Inguenti (title from Zacour-Hirsch), a collection of unguents and medical recipes, beginning with Inguento baselicon and including remedies against syphilis and the plague (f. 14r-v). These additions were evidently added by the copyist and were not part of the original treatise on urine.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
- Translator's name given in colophon (f. 9r) as Gioan Francesco Ymolensis. In the description of this manuscript by the dealer H. P. Kraus he is called Giovanni Francesco Imolensis. Zacour-Hirsch gives the latinized form Johannes Franciscus Imolensis. He could not be further identified under any of these names.
- First work, incipit and explicit: (f. 1r) Lo medico voglando havere cognicione dele orine ... (f. 9r) una fiada se demostra terma natura.
- First work, colophon: (f. 9r) Le conpido uno belissimo libro trattado de orine, el quale yo Gioan Francesco Ymolensis de Latino lo trasforido in volgare de lo anno del nostro Senior 1429. Indicione una addi ultimo de mayo in millesimo sopra scri[?]tto per uso de maistro bonissimo cirviano.
- Second work, incipit and explicit: (f. 9v) Recipe de questa polvere ... (f. 11r) in una gamba in crobavia eitraura.
- Third work, incipit and explicit: (f. 13r) Recipe agarico masticis ... (f. 13v) de guma dragante.
- Fourth work, incipit and explicit: (f. 14r) Inguento baselicon. Recipe cera bianca ... (f. 17v) et fauno sachetto.
- Many smudges and stains. The leaves appear to have been trimmed before the manuscript was bound; the folio numbers are clipped, and some folios show traces of a heading on the upper recto that was trimmed away.
WatermarkAnchor and monogram PM with star.
Extent21 leaves : 208 x 153 (162 x 97) mm. bound to 218 x 153 mm
CollationPaper, 21; 1²²( -1); [v], 1-11, 13-16, ; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto. Last folio appears to be numbered 12; however, it does not seem to out of place.
Binding18th-century Italian paper over cardboard with vellum spine.
- Sold by Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein as part of a large collection from the Prince Liechtenstein Library to H. P. Kraus (New York), 1949.
- Sold by H. P. Kraus to the E. F. Smith Memorial Collection, University of Pennsylvania; transferred to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library as part of the E. F. Smith Memorial Collection, 1969.
- Urine--Analysis--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
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Section: De coloribus urinae, f. 1r
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Section: Ad amazare le vermi in lo corpo dele creature, f. 9v