Bernardus Gordonensis, Practica, seu Lilium medicinae


Cluj-Napoca, Biblioteca Academiei Române, MS U. 2459

General Information

Title Bernardus Gordonensis, Practica, seu Lilium medicinae
Material Parchment
Place of Origin France
Date of Origin 1305-1350
Script, Hands

One hand, Southern textualis Gothica. One-compartment and box a; systematically dotted i; only round final s; initial v.

Rubrics in a different hand.

General Remarks

Relatively similar to the earlier Paris, BnF Lat. 15117, and to Paris, BnF Lat. 11227.

Original Condition

Page Height 340 – 360 mm
Page Width 210 – 220 mm
Width of Written Area at least 170 mm
Number of Columns 2
Width of Columns 77 – 80 mm
Number of Lines 40 – 45
Line Height 4 – 5 mm
Ruling faint ink

Current Condition

Dimensions 240 x 175 mm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Red and blue lombards with minimal pen flourishing (2 lines); red and blue paraphs.


  • Content Item
    • Persons
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title Practica, seu Lilium medicinae
    • Content Description

      Bernardus de Gordonio, Practica, seu Lilium medicinae – Particula V: De passionibus stomachi.


      ...nisi per hoc intenderetur cura sicut sunt acetosa in causis... (cap. 4, De canino appetitu); De bolismo. Bolismus est appetitus intensus et cum incipit desinit...; De fame sincopali. Aliquando antiqui habent orificium iam debile et sensibile...


      Ca<put> vi de eructuacione. Eructuacio est uentositas fumosa ex indigestione procedens... X Si propter alia membra ut sint egritudines...

    • r



(Southern?) France

Host Volume


The fragment was detached from the binding of an unspecified book at some time in the twentieth century.


  • Adrian Papahagi, "A Medieval Manuscript Fragment Signed by Janus Dubravius at the Library of the Romanian Academy in Cluj", Historica Olomucensia 48 (2015), 273-76.

  • Adrian Papahagi, Adinel-Ciprian Dincă, with Andreea Mârza, Manuscrisele medievale occidentale din România. Census, Iași: Polirom, 2018, p. 141, nr 396.

  • Elemer Lakó, The Manuscripts of the Unitarian College of Cluj/Kolozsvár in the Library of the Academy in Cluj-Napoca. I. Catalogue, II. Indices, Szeged, 1997, p. 478.