Venice: F. Sansovino, 1561.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003126
8vo (143 x 97 mm). , 262,  leaves. Includes title with printer's woodcut device, woodcut headpieces and pictorial initials, final colophon leaf, lacking the final blank leaf Kk8. Signatures: *8, A-2K8 (-2K8). Bound in 17th-century vellum, spine with gilt-lettered red morocco label (some soiling and browning of vellum, slight wear to extremities, corners bumped, original endpapers). Text with light browning throughout, scattered minor, mostly marginal foxing; title page and preliminaries somewhat soiled and spotted, a few text markings in ink. Very good copy in untouched binding. ----
NLM/Durling 449, not in Wellcome. RARE FIRST ITALIAN EDITION, a translation by Giovanni Tatti (pseudonym Francesco Sansovino) of De medendis humani corporis malis enchiridion, first published in Basel by Perna one year before. Bairo's 'Medicinal Secrets' constitutes a guideline for doctors and apothecaries in the application of remedies and in the preparation of recipes for various medicines. The contained recipes are divided according to the traditional top-down approach, that is, from the cure of head pains to those of the feet, through the belly and the limbs. - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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