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PARACELSUS.
VON DER BERGKRANKHEITEN DREY BÜCHER. [in]. FÜNFFER THEIL DER BÜCHER UND SCHRIFFTEN des Edlen Hochgelehrten und Bewehrten Philosophi und Medici, Philippi Theophrasti Bombast von Hohenheim Paracelsi genannt: Jetzt auffs neue auß den originialien und Theophrasti eigner handschrifft ... durch Johannem Huserum Brisgoium. Getruckt zu Basel durch Conrad Waldkirch.
1589. Two parts in one volume, 4to, pp. [viii] including frontispiece portrait coloured in a contemporary hand, 332; Appendix, 176, [iv], 179-228, [50]; title printed in red and black; with woodcut initials, mostly in Gothic letter with a few passages in Roman or Italic, fore-edge of title-page reinforced and strengthened, and portrait leaf also repaired (where stamp previously excised?) and reinforced with Japanese paper, lightly browned throughout with some occasional faint marginal dampstaining, small worm trail from pp. 189 of Part II through to the end, touching letters but without significant loss, some unobtrusive marginal annotations in blue and red throughout with some neat mss pagination corrections in a couple of places; Second corrected and improved edition of Paracelsus's book on the diseases of miners (first 1567), and the first monograph on the diseases of an occupation group. The present edition is found within the fifth volume of the Basel publisher Johann Huser's German quarto edition of the collected medical and philosophical works, published in ten volumes between 1589-1591, and considered by many to be the definitive edition. Huser did not confine himself to including the early printed copies only, but collected all the manuscripts which he could procure, and used them in forming his text. As a result the collection includes many non-genuine writings. According to Sudhof, Huser corrected and enlarged the work on miner's diseases, adding two chapters taken from original manuscripts. 'The year 1533 found [Paracelsus] in the land of Appenzell -- a poor lay … [Click Below for Full Description]
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