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De Genitura. De Natura pueri. Paris, Michel Vascosan, 1545. In-8, long-grained green half-maroquin, smooth spine decorated, red speckled edges (Binding circa 1810).
Edition in Greek and Latin, dedicated to the dauphin Henri de Valois, the future Henri II.
The Latin translation of these two treatises on embryology and the accompanying commentaries, due to the physician Jean de Gorris (1505-1577), appear here for the first time.
Dean of the faculty of Paris, Jean de Gorris carried out important philological work applied to Greek medicine and published a dictionary of medicine, the Definitionum medicarum, in 1564.
Old signature on the title: Le Vignon.
Light smudging at the upper corner of the booklet C.
With, bound at the head, the following texts in first edition:
- GUASTAVINI (Giulio). Locorum de Medicina selectorum Liber. Lyon, Horace Cardon, 1616.
An Aristotelian scholar and philosopher, Guastavini practiced medicine in Genoa and taught in Pavia and Pisa. He died in the early 1630s.
- FONSECA (Rodrigo da). In primum, & secundum Aphorismorum librum Commentaria ordine contexta. Florence, Bartholomeo Sermartelli, 1591.
Commentary by Rodrigo da Fonseca (ca. 1550-1622), a Portuguese physician who taught in Pisa and Padua, on the Aphorisms of Hippocrates. The work is dedicated to the Adolescentibus artis medicae studiosis.
Interesting collection of 3 medical works.
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