Facsimile edition of the Codex C-67, known as San Alberto, of the University Library of Granada, conducted in 1972 by the University of Granada under the direction of Luis García Ballester. De Rerum Natura (lib. IV-XII), by Thomas of Cantimpré, and Tacuinum Sanitatis.
1,500th copy limited numbered edition of 1,500 copies, which has a numerological value added. Both the facsimile and study book are numbered, something that is rare in this type of work.
It is a manuscript, written on parchment, with an area of 116 pages of great beauty and in perfect condition, illustrated with 611 miniatures of very different size. Facsimile leather-bound book and study skin back to match facsimile, both large, 33.5 x 46 cms. Total weight of both of almost 8.5 kgs.
The most valuable fund of the University Library scientific codex is traditionally known by the name of book about animals and plants of San Alberto Magno or abbreviated book San Alberto Magno, which actually comprises a set of twelve manuscripts, ten of them belonging to the scientific encyclopedia Thomas of Cantimpré, and the other two to one treatise on falconry and dietary respectively. All belonging to the thirteenth century, although the Granada manuscript is a copy of the first half of the fifteenth century.
Foreword by Federico Mayor Zaragoza.
I. Preliminary study for:
Codex and its texts, by Luis García Ballester
Marginal notes in medieval German by Wolfram Schmitt
Thumbnails by Jose Manuel Pita Andrade and Elena Calandre
II. Transcript, by:
De Rerum Natura (libs. IV-IX), by Josefina Mateu Ibars and Eladio de Lapresa
Tacuinum Sanitatis and De Rerum Natura (X-XII libs.), By Josefina Mateu and Luis García Ballester Ibars
III. Spanish and English translations, by:
Spanish version, V. Eugenio Hernandez Vista
English version by Charles H. Talbot
Afterword, by Juan de Dios Lopez Gonzalez
The folios 1r, 1v and 2r, corresponding to the end portions of the book III (Liber de hominibus monstrosis orientis) of the work De Rerum naturis, kind of scientific encyclopedia written by Thomas of Cantimpré (c. 1201-c. 1276). During the late Middle Ages was a widespread work independently. Then come complete books IV to IX (inclusive), and excerpts from books X, XI and XII of that work. In between, two small treatises which complement the Codex are inserted: Falconum generates septem sunt sicut et Theodorion Shymachus Aquila et qui Utica scribunt Ptholomeo Egypti region Ep in qua eius tractaverunt avibus precept nobilibus (a medieval falconry treaty); and Tacuinum sanitatis Rebus rex that sunt necessarie … (incomplete and based on dietary and therapeutic issues).
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