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LJS 463 - Stegmüller, Heinrich - [Medical and astrological miscellany]
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Author:
Stegmüller, Heinrich.
Title:
[Medical and astrological miscellany] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Buchau, Germany], 1443.
Physical description:
72 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 230 x 163 (160 x 110) mm. bound to 240 x 170 mm.
Language(s):
German with Latin calendar and colophon.
Summary:
Calendar for the diocese of Constance, combining liturgical and medical information, followed by a compilation of German texts concerning astrology and medicine.
Contents:
1. f.1r-18v: [Calendar for the diocese of Constance]
2. f.19r-28v: [Treatise on the signs of the zodiac]
3. f.29r-40r: [Treatise on the planets and their children]
4. f.40r-42r: [Treatise on the skies]
5. f.42r-46r: [Treatise on the four complexions or temperaments]
6. f.46r-72r: [Instructions on bloodletting, cupping, bathing, and the power of air, and recipes for various powders]
7. f.73r-74r: [Genealogical notes concerning the Gundelfingen family]
Provenance:
Formerly held in the Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Hofbibliothek (Donaueschingen, Germany; stamps, f. 1r, 74r).
Appears in Jörn Günther's Selection of manuscripts and miniatures (2003), no. 12.
Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, June 2004.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Related names:
Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Hofbibliothek (Donaueschingen, Germany), former owner.
Subject:
Astrology - Early works to 1800.
Traditional medicine - Early works to 1800.
Zodiac in art.
Four temperaments in art.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Calendars.
Pen-and-wash drawings.
Treatises.
Manuscripts, German - 15th century.
Manuscripts, Latin - 15th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Parchment, i (paper) + 72 + i (paper); 1-9⁸ 10²; [1-74]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 31-34 long lines; frame-ruled in faint ink, with ruling in faint ink visible for rubrics in textura.
Script: Written in Gothic textura (calendar and rubrics) and cursive script in the hand of Heinrich Stegmüller, followed by later notes in 2 different hands (f. 73r-74r).
Decoration: 53 pen-and-wash illustrations, mostly in medallions, including the signs of the zodiac and labors of the months (f. 1r-18v); another set of the signs of the zodiac (f. 19r-28v); male and female figures representing the planets, sun, and moon (Saturn, f. 30r; Jupiter, f. 32r; Mars, f. 33r; the Sun, f. 34v; Venus, f. 35v; Mercury, f. 36v; the Moon, f. 37v); a scene of two men reading and making astronomical observations outdoors (f. 41v); scenes representing the four temperaments (f. 43r-45v); and medical illustrations (f. 52r-69v).
Binding: Pressed pigskin with metal clasps.
Origin: Signed in Buchau (near Biberach), northeast of Lake Constance in southern Germany, 1443.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 70-71 (LJS 463).
Cite as:
LJS 463
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 463

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: German, Middle High (ca. 1050-1500)
Century: 15th century
Date: 1443
Genre: Calendars
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, German - 15th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 15th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Subject: Astrology
Subject: Four temperaments in art
Subject: Traditional medicine
Subject: Zodiac in art
Author: Stegmüller, Heinrich
Related names: Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Hofbibliothek (Donaueschingen, Germany), former owner
Page material: Parchment