Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1533.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Very Good. Item #003370
Physica S. Hildegardis. Elementorum, Fluminum aliquot Germaniae, Metallorum, Leguminum, Fructuum, & Herbarum : Arborum, & Arbustorum: deniq[ue], Volatilium, & Animantium terrae naturas & operationes. IIII. libris mirabili experientia posteritati tradens. Oribasii, Medici, de Simplicibus Libri Quinque. Theodori physici Dieta, docens quibusnam salubriter utendum, uel abstinendum. Esculapii Liber Unus, De Morborum, Infirmitatum, Passionumq[ue] corporis humani caussis, descriptionibus, & cura. Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1533. , 247 , lxxix,  pp. Historiated woodcut initials, 3 full-page woodcut illustrations, general index at end. Signatures: *4 A-Hh4 a-i4 k6. [Bound with:] PRISCIANUS, Theodorus / ALBUCASIS (Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn ʻAbbās al-Zahrāwī). Octavii Horatiani rerum Medicarum lib. Quatuor. I. Logicus, de curationibus omnium ferme morborum corporis humani, ad Euporistum, II. De Acutis & Chronicis passionibus, ad eundem, III. Gynecia, De Mulierum accedentibus, & curis eorundem, ad Victoriam, IIII. De Physica scientia, Experimentorum liber, ad Eusebium filium... Albucasis chirurgicorum omnium Primarii lib. tres. I. De Cauterio cum igne, . . . II. De Sectione & Perforatione, . . . De Vulneribus, . . . III. De restauratione & curatione dislocationis me[m]brorum. . . Strassburg: Johann Schott, 26 February 1532. , 319  pp. Title-page with woodcut border, woodcut initials, woodcut illustrations in text (8 full-page). Albucasis' work has woodcuts depicting the wounded man, cauterisation of a wound and surgical instruments; colophon on leaf dd6r: "Argentorati apud Ioannem Schottum librarium. XXVI. Febr. anno M.D.XXXII." Signatures: [pi]4 a-u6 x4 y-z6 aa-bb6 cc4 dd6. Folio (313 x 205 mm). Bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, two original brass clasps and edge/corner protectors at foot present (rebacked, first gathering and front flyleaf re-attached, lacking both straps, upper cover stained, calf rubbed and worn at extremities). Blue-dyed edges, front flyleaf with watermark of an F in a crowned shield [Briquet 8160, dated 1520s, Metz]. Occasional minor spotting of text, first work with light pale waterstaining to lower half of blank fore-margin, occasional dust- and finger soiling, pencil text markings in first gatherings, small holes in blank margin of title-page (not affecting text), angular hole in blank fore-margin of f. k2. Second work with minor occasional spotting and dust soiling. Provenance: George Peirce, bookplate (to inner front board). Fine copy printed on strong paper. ----
I. VD 16 H 362; Heirs of Hippocrates 74. EDITIO PRINCEPS, AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, of Hildegard von Bingen's treatise on natural history and medical treatments (written in the mid twelfth century). Alongside this the printer Johann Schott included other medical works with various misattributions: of the five books allegedly by Oribasius, only book 4 contains the second book of his Euporista : books 1-3 are excerpted from Apuleius' De herbis and the so-called Dynamidia Hippocratis, while book 5 is an alphabetical reworking of material from Dioscorides. The Dieta Theodori is not by Theodorus Priscianus. The Esculapius text, dating mostly from the 6th century A.D., is a compilation containing sections of Caelius Aurelianus' Responsiones.
II. VD 16 T 840. EDITIO PRINCEPS of the medical writings of Theodorus Priscianus (though attributed on the title-page to Octavius Horatianus), a 4th-century physician in Constantinople, together with three sections on surgery from Abu Al-Qasim's encyclopaedic and influential Method of Medicine, written in the late 10th century, relating to cauterisation, phlebotomy and orthopaedics, with numerous illustrations of surgical devices, amputations and other medical procedures. The Latin text of Al-Qasim on surgery (translated by Gerardus Cremonensis in Toledo) was first printed in 1497 and then 1500, and the present edition follows the illustrations from the 1500 edition. However, some of the blocks were previously used by Schott in his edition of Gersdorff's, Feldtbuch der Wundtartzney (1517). - Visit our website for additional images and information!
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