Bologna: A. Benacci, 1569.
1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003510
De causis, signis, ac locis morborum, liber unus. Bologna: A. Benacci, 1569. 110 (i.e. 112),  leaves. Woodcut initials and tailpieces, 4 leaves of index at end. Signatures: A-O8 P4. Light browning of just a few leaves, but generally bright and clean throughout. Leaf A8 chipped at lower corner not affecting text, pp. 23-28 with brown stains at outer blank margin, light pale dampstaining to final 4 leaves. [Bound with:] VALVERDE, Juan de. De Animi et corporis Sanitate tuenda libellus. Venise: Dominicus Lilius, 1553. 50,  leaves. Including printer's woodcut device on title, repeated on final leaf recto, woodcut initials, woodcut text diagram, general index at end. Signatures: A-G8. Fol. D2v with brown spot, a few spots elsewhere, fol. D3r with contemporary annotation. [Bound with:] VALDAGNI, Giuseppe (VALDANIUS, Josephus). De Mistione Dialogi duo. Item Procli de Motu libri duo ab eodem conuersi. Basel: Peter Perna, 1562. , 173,  pp., including woodcut initials and final blank. Signatures: a-l8 m4. Text little browned and stained, occasional minor dampstaining. Three works in one volume. 8vo (152 x 98 mm). Contemporary limp vellum, spine ink-lettered, original endpapers (vellum wrinkled, browned and soiled, laces gone). ----
I. Not in Garrison-M., not in Wellcome; first edition not in NLM/Durling. - EXEPTIONALLY RARE FIRST EDITION of a work on the ethiology of diseases by the Italian polymath and one of the most influential mathematicians of the Renaissance, Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576). This medical treatise deals more specifically with the influence of water and environment on the development of certain diseases.
II. Waller 9804; not in Wellcome and Garrison-Morton. - FIRST VENICE EDITION, SECOND EDITION OVERALL, of this pioneering work on hygiene and sanitation. Its publication led to Valverde being appointed physician to Inquisitor General of Rome, Cardinal Juan Alvarez de Toledo. Durling 4528; Simon, Bibliotheca Bacchica 649.
III. Wellcome 6425. - FIRST EDITION. Two works published together: "De mistione" by Guiseppe Valdagni on p. 1-95; "De motu" by Proclus on p. 97-173. Giuseppe Valdagni was a 16th century Veronese medical doctor and teacher at the Brescia Academy. There he was very active during an epidemic, identifying in the theriac the most suitable remedy. - Visit our website to see more images!
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