Fragment of Anonymous Medical Treatise in Judeo-Español in Hebrew characters, on Vellum

AUCTION 27 | Tuesday, February 08th, 2005 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Autographed Letters, Manuscripts, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 310
(MEDICINE)

Fragment of Anonymous Medical Treatise in Judeo-Español in Hebrew characters, on Vellum

The scribe has expertly ruled the columns, rarely does his fine, precise hand extend beyond the margin. Broad margins pp. 4. Double columns. 32 lines per column. Each column 60 x 205 mm. long. Stained and wormed. Folio

Spain: circa 1400

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
PRICE REALIZED $1,000
Our fragment of this medical treatise deals with dermatological issues. Among the maladies addressed are "Herpes" and "Postillas" (scabs on wounds) (p. 3), and "Hormigas" (Itches) (p. 4). On p. 1 there is a sentence in Latin characters attesting to the fact that taxes ("imposiciones") have been paid to the municipality of Toledo on September 23rd, 1803