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Fondation Martin Bodmer
Cod. Bodmer 103
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Konrad von Megenberg, Buch der Natur · Johannes Denenat, Experientiae notabiles medicae
Parchment · V + 307 ff. · 27 x 20 cm · Bavaria / Austria · 1378 / second quarter of the 15th century (Wetzel, S. 147) as well as about 1430 (Hayer 1998, S. 160)
Bavarian, Latin
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The two originally independent parts of this manuscript were bound together probably in the last third of the 15th century (after 1469, cf. Index p. Iv). The first part, written in a single column (pp. 1r-272), contains the Buch der Natur (Prologfassung) by Conrad of Megenberg. This part of the manuscript features marginal corrections and glosses (especially for medically relevant parts of the text), which may be by the original owner of the manuscript (Hayer 1998, p. 162). Especially parts I, III, IV, and V of the Buch der Natur contain marginal notes and interlinear glosses in a 15th century hand which reworks the natural history texts allegorically for preaching. Numerous smaller and larger marginal illustrations. The second part, written in two columns (pp. 274ra-307rb) contains a medical compendium in six parts (childhood illnesses – illnesses due to the imbalance of the humores – diseases of the eyes – the plague, skin diseases, fever – surgery and wound care – venereal diseases, bone injuries, burns), Latin and German recipes and prescriptions, as well as a German table of contents. On p. 284ra is a drawing of surgical instruments. Formerly privately owned by the antiquarian Hans P. Kraus, New York, Nr. 1958/13; prior to that Maihingen, Fürstl. Öttingen-Wallersteinsche Bibl., Cod. III.1.2° 3. (wei)
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Wetzel René, Deutsche Handschriften des Mittelalters in der Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1994, S. 147-154.
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10.5076/e-codices-cb-0103 (
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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 103: Konrad von Megenberg, Buch der Natur · Johannes Denenat, Experientiae notabiles medicae (
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14th century, 15th century
Figurative, Fully Painted, Initial, Margin, Ornamental, Penwork
15th century
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Norbert H. Ott: Buch der Natur. Konrad von Megenberg, ›Buch der Natur‹. Handschrift Nr. 22.1.4. In: Katalog der deutschsprachigen illustrierten Handschriften des Mittelalters (KdiH). Begonnen von Hella Fruhmorgen-Voss. Hrsg. von Norbert H. Ott, Ulrike Bodemann, Peter Schmidt und Christine Stollinger-Loser. Band 3. Munchen 2011. /handschrift/22/1/4; zuletzt geandert am 07.02.2019.

Spyra, Ulrike, Das ›Buch der Natur‹ Konrads von Megenberg. Die illustrierten Handschriften und Inkunabeln (Pictura et Poesis 19), Köln/Weimar/Wien 2005, S. 258-264 und Abb. 9-10.

Gerold Hayer, Konrad von Megenberg ›Das Buch der Natur‹. Untersuchungen zu seiner Text- und Überlieferungsgeschichte, München 1998 (Münchener Texte und Untersuchungen), S. 160-163.

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