Giordano Ruffo, De medicina equorum




The text in the edition Jordani Ruffi Calabriensis, Hippiatria , ed. Hieronymo Molin (Seminarii Patavini, 1818) [available on Google Books], is numbered as follows:
  • [Prologue]
  • I-II
  • III [1]-4
  • IV-V
  • VI [prologue and chapter list]
  • [VI] 1-57
  • Regulae cognitionum omnium equorum

Leaves with continuous text are grouped together. Note that the chapter numbers in the manuscript (here given in lower-case Roman numerals) differ from the 1818 edition by Molin (here in upper-case Roman and Arabic numerals).

The gaps in the text, and a few still-conjoint bifolia, suggest that the structure was:
  • Quire I: the outermost bifolium was missing
  • Quire II: the 4th and 7th leaves (a bifolium) and the last leaf, were missing
  • Quire III: the 3rd and 8th leaves (a bifolium) and the outermost bifolium were missing.
  • One or more leaves or quires may have followed, but not necessarily
Key to abbreviations below
  • OSU = Ohio State University [images on Facebook here]
  • PJP = Phillip J. Pirages, Catalogue 65 [2013]
  • Sotheby's = 2011 description and a few images [here]
  • Stanford, CA = Accession nos. 2013-040 and 2013-075 [images here]
  • UVA = University of Virginia [group photo here]
  • VFL = Vatican Film Library, University of St Louis [images on Digital Scriptorium]
Physical and textual reconstruction:

110-2 (1st and 10th leaves [a bifolium], missing)
  • [Leaf missing]
  • II-III.1. Molin pp. 5-8 
    • "taliter quod propter ... quod aque"
      • PJP no. 64 [EDIT, 9/6/20:] Private collection, Luxembourg
  • III.1-3. Molin pp. 8-12 
    • "quanto frigidiores ... in manibus"
      • UVA MSS 1570 leaf 6.
  • III.3-4. Molin pp. 12-16
    • "circa dorsum ... assuete affre||".
      • PJP no. 66; OSU
  • III.4-[V]. Molin pp. 16-[21]
    • recto: "||nationis maximam ... [rubric to V]". 
      • Private collection, UK. A bifolium with the next leaf, the recto (only) on Sotheby's website.
  • VI-VI.1. Molin pp. 21[-25]. Chapter-list 
    • "Capitula vocabulorum ... ". 
      • See previous leaf
  • VI.1-4. ii-iiii. Molin, pp. 25-30. 
    • "[glan]dule tali modo ... melius videbitur expedire".
      • Stanford, CA.
  • VI.4-10. v-x. Molin pp. 30-37. 
    • "ponendo etiam ... accidit cum"
      • PJP no. 59; UVA MSS 1570 leaf 1. (Recto here; verso here).
  • VI.10-12. xi-[xii?]. Molin pp. 37-42. 
    • "equus comedit ... ipso quia nichil"
  • [Leaf missing]

210-3 (4th & 7th [a bifolium] and 10th leaf missing)
  • VI.15-18. xvi-xviij. Molin pp. 48-53 
    • "videbitur in equitando ... antiquitus"
      • PJP no. 61; UVA MSS 1570 leaf 4.
  • VI.18-22. xviiij-xxij. Molin pp. 53-58 
    • "Accipitur ossa sepie ... importuni. Que"
      • VFL MS 061a
  • VI.22-27 xxiij-xxvij. Molin pp. 58-63 
    • "lesio cornu .... donec abilissime"
      • PJP no. 62; UVA MSS 1570 leaf 3.
  • [Leaf missing]
  • VI.32-36. xxxiij-xxxv. Molin pp. 69-74 
    • "De lesionibus tergi ... spinelle dicuntur"
      • Private collection, CA.
  • VI.36-37. xxxvi-xxxviij. Molin pp. 74-78
    • "Cura. Quibus tales ... De Gallis. Rubrica."
      • Stanford, CA
  • [Leaf missing]
  • VI.42-45. xlij-[xlv]. Molin pp. 83-88
    • "Accidit quandoque ... patienti multo"
      • PJP no. 63; UVA MSS 1570 leaf 5
  • VI.45-48. xlvi-xlviij. Molin pp. 88-92
    • "magis aliis ... a sordidibus desic[atis]"
      • VFL MS 061
  • [Leaf missing]

310-4 (1st, 3rd, 8th and 10th leaves [two bifolia], missing)
  • [Leaf missing]
  • VI.55-56. lvi-lix. Molin pp. 101-105
    •  "[cor]rodatur et corroso ... exterius inquirentes"
      • VFL MS 061c
  • [Leaf missing]
  • VI. 56-Regulae. lxiii-lxv. Molin pp. 109-115
    • "modo aliquo artificialiter ... solummodo nec aliquid curvans"
      • VFL MS 061d
  • Regulae. Molin pp. 115-116 line 18. Followed by recipes.
    • "iuncturas sed erigit ... difficile adiuvatur(?)"; recipies with rubrics from "Contra mugas et rappas" to "Contra rappas franciscas"
      • VFL MS 061e
  • Excerpts from Vegetius
      •  "Notabilia Vegetii de re militari. Nulla enim alia re videmus ... meditatio facilium reddat."
        • VFL MS 061f
  • Excerpts from Vegetius
      • "Secundi libri Vegetii ... Desperantibus autem"
        • VFL MS 061g
  • [Leaf missing]
  • Excerpts from Seneca, De ira, etc.
    • "morbum suum noxe [sic] et vires eius ... Excepta libri Anna Senece ad Galionem de vita beata ... De clementia ad Neronem liber primus ..."
      • MS 061h
  • [Leaf missing]

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