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The Resource Bartholomei Coclitis Chyromantie ac physionomie anastasis : cum approbatio[n]e magistri Alexa[n]dri d[e] Achillinis

Bartholomei Coclitis Chyromantie ac physionomie anastasis : cum approbatio[n]e magistri Alexa[n]dri d[e] Achillinis

Label
Bartholomei Coclitis Chyromantie ac physionomie anastasis : cum approbatio[n]e magistri Alexa[n]dri d[e] Achillinis
Title
Bartholomei Coclitis Chyromantie ac physionomie anastasis
Title remainder
cum approbatio[n]e magistri Alexa[n]dri d[e] Achillinis
Title variation
Chyromantie ac physionomie anastasis
Creator
Contributor
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Summary
Treatise on chiromancy or palmistry by Bartolommeo Cocles, published and translated throughout Europe for many decades as the leading book in the field.
Cataloging source
DNLM
Citation location within source
  • page 165, number 1, page 223, number 145
  • CNCE 14770
  • 100.380
  • 113:587
Citation source
  • Serra-Zanetti, A. "Catalogo alfabetico per autori delle edizioni bolognesi dal 1501 al 1520." In L'arte della stampa in Bologna nel primo ventennio del Cinquecento, 165-370
  • EDIT 16
  • Index Aureliensis
  • NUC pre-1956
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WZ 240
NLM item number
C666c 1504
Summary expansion
"Physiognomy" here has a special contemporary meaning, to which the modern term "psychology" comes closest. It was a medical discipline that employed observation as a tool for diagnosis of character as well as of health, a study of the emotional soul of man, embracing medicine, philosophy, and divination by palmistry. Cocles also incorporated astrology into his general scheme of beliefs. The first five books are theoretical and provide contemporary views of personality through the medium of facial and bodily expression. Cocles also includes in his 328 brief chapters a vast number of anecdotes, descriptions of historical personages, details of surgery, and recipes for beauty and personal adornment. The prefatory work by Achillini, a professor at Bologna, and the scholar responsible for the transmission of Averroism to 16th-century Italy, explores the nature of man, given that the subject of hysiognomy and chiromancy is man himself
Label
Bartholomei Coclitis Chyromantie ac physionomie anastasis : cum approbatio[n]e magistri Alexa[n]dri d[e] Achillinis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: 2a-2f6 A-L6 M4 N-X6 Y4
  • Last page is blank
  • Woodcuts: Benedetti's device on recto of leaf X5, featuring a hand with two fingers raised and printer's initials "I.A.P." within a circle, surmounted by a triple cross; text illustrated with woodcut diagrams and symbols; two full-page woodcuts of open palms, with labels on each section of fingers and palm on leaf k2
  • Text printed in gothic type, in two columns; the dedication is printed in roman type
  • The dedication by Orazio Biccardi, dated December 15, 1503 in Bologna, contains much biographical information on the author
  • Preceding Cocles' Chyromantiae ac physionomie anastasis and issued with it as a sort of preface is Alessandro Achillini's De chyromantiae principiis et physionomiae. See the printer's instructions in the "Regestum" (page [327]), and the "Tabula" to the Anastasis (page [319]): "Primo ponitur opus Achillini." The pair were reprinted together again in Bologna in 1517-1518 and yet again in the same manner in Bologna in 1523
  • Alexa[n]der Achillinus Bononiensis De chyromantiae principiis et physionomiae has separate title page, signatures, and imprint: Edita [et] impressa Bononiae: Ex arte [et] officina Ioannis Antonij de Benedictis ciuis Bononiensis, anno Domini 1503. a-b6= [24] pages
  • Not in Adams
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm (folio)
Extent
[328] pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: old deep orange paper over boards; three openings cut in spine to allow three sewing bands to be visible. Ownership inscription in an early German hand on title page of Cocles' Chyromantiae: "Valentinus Ketzler Doctor," with chapter headings and underlining in the same hand; possibly the Valentinus Ketzler (Koetzler) who studied at the university in Bologna; see the online text of Deutsche Studenten in Bologna 1289-1562, page 272. In modern beige cloth and orange leather clamshell box; gold-stamped spine title "De chyromantie principiis et physionomiae. Achillini. 1503." Purchase, Bennett Gilbert, 1985.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)14308090
  • ucoclc14308090
Label
Bartholomei Coclitis Chyromantie ac physionomie anastasis : cum approbatio[n]e magistri Alexa[n]dri d[e] Achillinis
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: 2a-2f6 A-L6 M4 N-X6 Y4
  • Last page is blank
  • Woodcuts: Benedetti's device on recto of leaf X5, featuring a hand with two fingers raised and printer's initials "I.A.P." within a circle, surmounted by a triple cross; text illustrated with woodcut diagrams and symbols; two full-page woodcuts of open palms, with labels on each section of fingers and palm on leaf k2
  • Text printed in gothic type, in two columns; the dedication is printed in roman type
  • The dedication by Orazio Biccardi, dated December 15, 1503 in Bologna, contains much biographical information on the author
  • Preceding Cocles' Chyromantiae ac physionomie anastasis and issued with it as a sort of preface is Alessandro Achillini's De chyromantiae principiis et physionomiae. See the printer's instructions in the "Regestum" (page [327]), and the "Tabula" to the Anastasis (page [319]): "Primo ponitur opus Achillini." The pair were reprinted together again in Bologna in 1517-1518 and yet again in the same manner in Bologna in 1523
  • Alexa[n]der Achillinus Bononiensis De chyromantiae principiis et physionomiae has separate title page, signatures, and imprint: Edita [et] impressa Bononiae: Ex arte [et] officina Ioannis Antonij de Benedictis ciuis Bononiensis, anno Domini 1503. a-b6= [24] pages
  • Not in Adams
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm (folio)
Extent
[328] pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: old deep orange paper over boards; three openings cut in spine to allow three sewing bands to be visible. Ownership inscription in an early German hand on title page of Cocles' Chyromantiae: "Valentinus Ketzler Doctor," with chapter headings and underlining in the same hand; possibly the Valentinus Ketzler (Koetzler) who studied at the university in Bologna; see the online text of Deutsche Studenten in Bologna 1289-1562, page 272. In modern beige cloth and orange leather clamshell box; gold-stamped spine title "De chyromantie principiis et physionomiae. Achillini. 1503." Purchase, Bennett Gilbert, 1985.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)14308090
  • ucoclc14308090

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