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Rare Latin edition of a medical work by the Arab Scientist Al-Kindi , in a Collected Edition of Medical Books Entitled "Opuscula Illustrium Medicorum de Dosibus, seu de justa Quantitate et Proportione Medicamentorum: nunc recens fidelius (.)"
- Lyon, J. Mareschallum, 1584. [6], 521 p. Woodcut device on title-page. 12mo size, contemporary hardcover bluepaper boards. An early printed collection of medieval medical texts.The contents comprise: ------------- Corti, Matteo: Ad tyrunculos dosandi methodus. ------------- Vittori, Benedetto: Compendium, de dosibus medicinarum. ------------- Montagnana, Bartolomeo: De modo componendi medicinas, & de dosi earum. ------------- Gentile da Foligno: De proportionibus medicinarum -------------Tommaso del Garbo: Tractatus de reductione medicinarum ad actum. ------------- Abu Ysuf Ya'qub ibn Ishaq ibn al-Sabbah al-Kindi: De medicinarum compositarum gradibus investigandis. -------------Rondelet, Guillaume: De ponderibus, sive de justa quantitate ------------- Gorris, Pierre de: Formulae remediorum, quibus vulgo medici utuntur. ------------- ------------- Al-Kindi was born in Basra at the beginning of the ninth century. He was the first and still one of the most famous Arab philosopher-scientists. He wrote on many sucbjects, of which some were translated into latin during the Middle ages. De medicinarum compositatarum is one of his most important works. Latin translations of Al-Kindi┬┐s work are very rare. This book is a collection of early medical text from the middle ages and early 16th century. A good to very good copy. Boards worn and somewhat soiled. Old handwritten title vignette on spine. Internally very good, except for the title page where some paper loss has been very professionally restored. The paper loss affects the final "m" in Mareschallum in the imprint, as well as 4 of the lines of the text on the verso. Title page with a an ink number in a very old hand. There are a few instances of old ink underlining and cross-outs to the text, and several marginalia, else very good. In all, still a nice copy of an extremely rare work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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