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Paracelsus, Theophrastus
Erster [ander - dritte] Theil der grossen Wundartzeney
Frankfurt: G. Raben & heirs of W. Hanen, 1562. Paracelsus, Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541). Erster [Ander; Dritter] Theil der grossen Wundartzeney . . . von allen Wunden, Stich, Brendt, Thierbissz, Beinbrüch . . . 3 vols. in 1, 4to. [12], 115, [1, blank]; [12], 129, [1, colophon]; [74]ff. Titles in red and black. Large woodcut vignettes on the titles of each volume, each illustrating a different medical or surgical procedure; woodcut illustration of surgical instruments on leaf **4 of the Erster Theil; astrological woodcut on f. 64 of the same volume. [Frankfurt: G. Raben and the heirs of W. Hanen, n.d. (1563)]. 198 x 150 mm. 16th-century blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, brass clasps, corners worn, some age-darkening, small wormhole in front cover. Light marginal dampstaining, edges frayed, some toning, title of first part soiled, but very good. One or two marginal annotations, some notes in different hands on the front and rear pastedowns. Rare Early Illustrated Edition of Paracelsus's Der grossenn Wundartzney (first ed. 1536), his first book on surgical technique, and the only major book by him published during his lifetime. "Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bonbastus von Hohenheim, also known as Paracelsus, remains one of the most controversial and remarkable personalities of the Renaissance. He has been described as a quack, a magician, and astrologer, and an alchemist, as well as a brilliant physician, prophet, and genius. Sir William Osler called him the 'Luther of medicine,' and Fielding Garrison lauded him as 'the most or … [Click Below for Full Description]
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