BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Christianus medicus, Siue disceptatio quaedam instituta aduersus
receptam publice opinionem, bene medicum male christianum existere, in qua
comprimis Galenus vindicatus a 4. calumnijs....Simone Trippo Colegij Corporis
Christi apud Oxoniensis authore. : 1572 May 15
176 p. (with blanks) ; 21 cm. x 15 cm.
Manuscript on paper in a single Italic hand of a treatise on the
compatibility of the science of medicine with belief in Christianity and a
vindication of Galen against four traditional attacks on him, including the
"calumnies" that Galen favored reason over religion and that he scoffed at both
Judaism and Christianity. Trippe frequently alludes to and quotes other
medical and scientific authors in developing his argument, including
Hippocrates, Dioscorides, Nicander, Avicenna, and his contemporaries Antonio
Guainerio, Jean Fernel, Pietro Andreas Mattioli, and Leonhard Fuchs, as well
as the humanist thinkers Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Guillaume Bude, and Ramus
(Pierre de la Ramee).
Text prefaced (p. 5-7) by a dedicatory epistle to Robert Dudley, Earl of
Leicester, who was Chancellor of Oxford and from whom Trippe was soliciting
recommendation for appointment as Physician of Corpus Christi.
Pages are ruled in red; marginal annotations in the same hand in the
Annotation on recto of front flyleaf: "Presented to Chas. Leeson
Prince M.R.C.S by The late Revd. Edward Turner Rector of Maresfield Sussex.
Tipped in on recto of front flyleaf: printed dealer description.
Annotation by Edward Turner on added p. 1 containing detailed
biographical information on Simon Trippe.
Bookplate: Ex libris Robert Hoe.
Bookplate: T[homas] J[efferson] Coolidge, Jr.
Binding: contemporary full paneled calf, extensive gold tooled decoration
on boards and spine; cloth ties not present. Possibly bound for the
dedicatee, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
Coolidge, T. Jefferson (Thomas Jefferson), 1863-1912--Bookplate.
Hoe, Robert, 1839-1909--Bookplate.
l Leicester, Robert Dudley, Earl of, 1532?-1588--Library.
Prince, C. L. (Charles Leeson), 1821-1899--Presentation inscription from
Turner, Edward, 1794-1872--Presentation inscription to Charles Leeson
Corpus Christi College (University of Oxford)
Episcopal Theological School (Cambridge, Mass.)--Ownership.
Learning and scholarship--England.
Medicine--Early works to 1800--History.
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