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Short Title: Prognosticon (1485)
Title: Opusculu[m] repertorii pronosticon in mutationes aeris tam via astrologica q[uam] metheorologica : vti sapie[n]tes experientia comperientes voluerunt p[er]q[uam] vtilissime ordinatu[m] incipit sidere felici [et] primo prohemiu[m].
Imprint: Venice: [Erhard Ratdolt, before 4 Nov. 1485]
Comments and Notes: ISTC assigned to Firminus de Bellavalle. Ascribed to Firminus de Bellavalle by Klebs. Entered by Goff under Prognosticon. On the identity of Pseudo- Hippocrates (Imbrasius Ephesius), see Hillard. Title from incipit. The Prognosticon (not the same work as Hippocrates' Prognostics) has been attributed to Firmin de Beauval, but its true authorship is uncertain. Imprint from Goff. Colophon (leaf f10 recto) reads: Impressus est arte ac diligentia mira Erhardi Ratdolt de Augusta Imperante inclyto Johanne Mocenico duce Venetoru[m]. Anno salutifere incarnationis 1485. Venetijs. Signatures: a-e8 f10. Leaves printed on both sides; 38-39 lines per page. Leaf a1 is blank. Initials. "Hyppocratis Libellus de medicoru[m] astrologia incipit: a Petro de Abbano in Latinu[m] traductus": leaves 45b-49a. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Armorial bookplate: Ex libris Jacobi P.R. Lyell. Front free endpaper signed: John Gilderdale. Anonymous typed description ([1] p.) of this copy and edition has been tipped in on front free endpaper. Modern binding of brown quarter-morocco over paper boards; gilt-tooled spine; signed: Bound by V.A. Brown, Hildenborough, Kent, Eng.
Smithsonian Call Number: QC859 .O62 1485
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIF00191300-B
P-1006