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Tabula practice Gordonii dicte Lilium medicine by BERNARD de GORDON - Hardcover - 4th Edition - 1496 - from Milestones of Science Books and

Tabula practice Gordonii dicte Lilium medicine


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Venice: Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1496. 4th Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 4th Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Tabula practice Gordonii dicte Lilium medicine. Venice: [Joannes & Gregorius de Gregoriis for] B[enedictus] F[ontana, January 16, 1496/7]. 4to (175x131 mm). [4], 271, [1] ff. (final blank). 2 cols., Gothic. Title with large woodcut device of publisher Fontana, decorative woodcut initials. Colophon (last 4 1/2 lines of text) cut away & restored in facsimile. Recently bound using old vellum antiphonal sheet over boards. Stamps on title, trimmed a little close affecting a few folios & some old marginalia, a little light foxing, but otherwise well preserved. Elegant engraved bookplate of J[ohann] W[ilhelm] Schlegel (1774-1812), writer on lying-in hospitals (see Hirsch). Old signature of Davidson on front free endpaper; old Latin note on verso giving information from colophon. ---- Sarton, Introduction III.1 873-76. Garrison 164. Goff B-450. BMC V (15th cent.) 349-50. G.W. IV 4083. 16562. - Fourth edition of one of the most highly valued and widely used medieval medical texts. Bernard, who is described variously as French or Scots, was associated with Montpellier. He was the first to describe seizures of petit mal, and recognized the variety of precipitating causes, and of forms of seizure. Bernard also gives the first description of a modern truss, and the first mention of spectacles as "oculus berellinus." Politzer (trans. Milstein 30-32) notes that a relatively large part of his work deals with diseases of the ear. Hoffmann-Axthelm (120) gives Bernard high marks for his observations in dentistry. (Bernard compiled his work from principally Arabic sources, combined with original material.) His reputation was such that he appears in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, written at the end of the 1300s. The Fontana edition of Bernard de Gordon is interesting for its title page with woodcut printer's device (an image of a fountain, punning on the publisher's name). Title pages were just coming into use and the Fontana title is a handsome early example (Jeremy Norman, cat. 34 - this copy).
  • Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books DE (DE)
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  • Title: Tabula practice Gordonii dicte Lilium medicine
  • Author: BERNARD de GORDON
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 4th Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Gregorius de Gregoriis
  • Place: Venice
  • Date published: 1496
  • Keywords: Medicine Medicine Incunables
  • Bookseller catalogs: Medicine;
  • Subjects: MEDICAL / General;


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