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SOARES, José Maria.
Memorias para a historia da medicina lusitana.
Lisbon, Na Typografia da mesma Academia [Real das Sciences], 1821. 4°, contemporary crimson morocco (foot of spine somewhat defective, some worming, very slight wear to extremities), flat spine with olive morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, gilt-tooling on borders and outer edges of covers, gauffered edges, marbled endleaves. Woodcut device of Real Academia das Sciencias on title-page. Woodcut Portuguese royal arms at head of p. [vii]. Small semicircular worm trace in blank upper outer corner of first four leaves and front free endleaf; a very small round wormhole in inner blank margin almost throughout, becoming a bit larger in final few leaves, but never affecting text. Overall in very good condition: with significant defects, but still displaying much of its former splendor. Small printed ticket of Livraria Olisipo, Lisbon, in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaf. xii, viii, 95 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. This history contains chapters on medicine in the region of Lusitania before the Roman invasion, after the arrival of the Romans, after the invasion of peoples from the North, and after the Arab invasion. Ancient, medieval and Arab authors are cited.*** Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo da colecção portuguesa I, 284-5. Pires de Lima, Catálogo da bibliotheca da Escola Médico-Cirúrgica do Porto 3830. See Fereira de Mira, História da medicina portuguesa, p. 11. Porbase lists a single copy at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates copies at British Library and Wellcome Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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