Auction 353 Old & Rare Books - Classical Antiquity

DE BALNEIS, omnia quae extant apud Graecos, Latinos, et Arabas, tam medicos quam quoscunque ceterarum artium probatos scriptores. Venice, Heirs of L. Giunta, 1553. 14, 497 lvs. W. woodcut ti-vign. & 5 full-p. woodcuts. Fol. 18th c. vellum w. overl. sides. (Lacks blank qqq10, small stamp & scratched out name on ti-p., outer blank margin stained/rep. at the end).

First edition of this collection on balneology, incorporating the writings of Avicenna, Averros, Avenzohar, Guainerio, Gesner, Savonarola, Petrus de Abano, Maimonides and more than 70 other authorities. The woodcut on leaf pp3r is an illustration of the use of the baths at Plombires. Quire qqq (leaves 489-497) is an addition, containing a "De balneis compendium, ex Hippocrate et Galeno" by Giovanni Antonio Secchi. - Adams D-167; BM/STC Italian p. 363; Brunet I, 628; Garrison-Morton 1986; Osler 1902; Wellcome 652. - From the Haskell F. Norman Libr. (nr. 29). Early ownership of Antonio Orsetti.

€ 1200

result € 1500

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