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Etliche Tractaten zum ander mal in Truck außgangen. Vom Podagra und seinen speciebus. Vom Schlag. Von der Fallender Sucht. Von der Daubsucht oder unsinnigkeit. Vom Kaltenwehe. Von der Colica. Von dem Bauchreissen. Von der Wassersucht. Vom Schwinen oder Aridura. Vom Schwinen oder Schwindtsucht, Hectica. Von Farbsuchten. Von Wu?rmen. Vom Stullauff. Item newlich hinzu getruckt: Von den Podagrischen Kranckheiten, und auch was in anhengig ein Fragmentum. Gedruckt zu Co?ln, durch die Erben Arnoldi Birckmanni [Colophon: Zu Co?ln truckts Gerhart Vierenduntk, in verlegung Arnoldi Birckmans Erben]. 1567 [Bound with:] Astronomica et astrologia...
[1]. Second edition of a collection of 14 medical tracts, with a second tract on gout published here for the first time. Paracelsus was the first to suggest that gout was due to a defect in metabolism. The other subjects treated include epilepsy, hernia, dropsy, tuberculosis, etc. [2]. FIRST EDITION. A work dealing with astrology and prognostication and including a chapter explaining solar eclipses, edited by Balthassar Flo?ter. "Paracelsus believed that the microcosmic sate of man permitted the study of the universe, so that science and knowledge are possible. He called the study of nature and medicine "astronomy", and urged that every physician be an astronomer -- that is, that he study the astra. Paracelsus' term astra denoted not so much the stars themselves and their influences on sublunary objects (so important in traditional astrology) as their essential virtues and functions of individual objects and their correspondences within all realms of nature, including the stars" (Walter Pagel in DSB).2 works in 1 volume, 4to. [1:] pp. (viii), 270 [i.e. 281, numerous errors in pagination], 1 leaf (epitaph, with author's woodcut coat of arms). Gothic letter. Full page woodcut portrait of Paracelsus aged 47 on verso of title. Short tear in upper margin of title, tear in M4 repaired without loss. [2:] pp. (xx), 235 [i.e. 236], (3). Title within typographical border, Gothic letter, full-page woodcut portrait on p. (xvii) (the same as in [1]), astrological diagram on p. 197, author's woodcut coat of arms on Hh3v, full-page woodcut portrait of Paracelsus aged 45 on last leaf (verso blank). Short tear in upper margin of title, old repairs to upper upper margins of first two leaves. Paper of both works lightly browned and with some foxing, but good and fresh copies. Contemporary blindstamped calf over wooden boards, upper cover lettered "Des hochgelerten Theophrasti", brass clasps, spine lettered in MS and with three raised bands (rubbed, upper joint cracked at ends, extremities a little worn, head of spine chipped), a lovely example of a contemporary binding. Provenance: 1: Dawsons of Pall Mall, their Repository of Medicine 33, c. 1960, £75. 2: Walter Pagel. 3: Roger Gaskell, his Catalogue 41, item 86, 2008, £6500.
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