The Hague: A. Leers, 1675.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003309
1675-1677. 12mo (132 x 74 mm). , 426, ; , 518 pp. Engraved frontispiece to part 1 dated 1674, 14 folding engraved plates (6 in part 1 and 8 in part 2), general index and blank leaf bound at end of part 1, woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary full vellum, yapp edges, spine with hand-lettering in ink (minor spotting and soiling of vellum), blue-dyed edges. Text and plates somewhat browned throughout (a bit stronger at outer margins), occasional minor spotting, but generally a very good copy in untouched original binding. Provenance: Ed. Quantin (bookplate to front pastedown), J. Derôme (ink stamp to first flyleaf). ----
NLM/Krivatsy 13037; Heirs of Hippocrates 541 and Garrison & Morton 3926, 5086 (for 1st Latin editions). SECOND CONTINENTAL EDITION of Part 1 and FIRST of Part 2, rarely found complete as here, of Willis' Pharmaceutice rationalis, first published in Oxford in 1674-75. "One of the great books of seventeenth-century English medicine, this is the first scientific work on pharmacology as well as a valuable epitome of the materia medica of the time. Willis describes the sweetish flavor of urine in diabetes mellitus, differentiating between it and diabetes insipidus" (Heirs of Hippocrates 541). - Visit our website to see more images!
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