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From antique documents on the curriculums of old American medical schools to posters with detailed illustrations of infinitely small parts of the human anatomy, there are plenty of fascinating books to choose from in the rare medical books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. For medical professionals and students alike, these featured antique and rare medical books are sure to diversify your breadth of knowledge and expertise in the area of medicine. Many of the rare and antique medical books in the Biblio Rare Book Room feature gorgeous bindings and beautiful illustrations, and they are sure to add value to your home or office book collection.

Octoginta volumina by Hippocrates

Folio, 280 x 205 cm, late 18th or early 19th century morocco, stained, spine gilt, darkened, lettered gilt, contemporary marbled endpapers, 410 leaves, woodcut title page border entirely unshaved at the top and rarely found thus, Roman, italic and gothic …

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books


Nouveau recueil d'ostéologie et de myologie dessiné d'après nature by GAMELIN, Jacques

Toulouse, J. F. Desclassan, 1779. Format : In-folio. Collation : prospectus, frontispice, titre, portrait, 24 ff., 41 planches / Frontispice, titre, 12 ff., 41 planches. Reliure : Demi-veau brun. (Reliure du XIXe.). Seule édition de ce splendide ouvrage…

From Hugues de Latude


Icones anatomicae quotquot sunt celabratories ex optimis neotericum operibus depromtae et collectae. Atlas volumes. by Leopoldo Marco Antonio Caldani & Caldani, Floriano

Three 21 x 28 1/8 inch (534 x 715 mm) untrimmed folio atlas volumes in four in original wraps. With frontis, 4 engraved titles & 461 plates, including 197 duplicates in outline. "Vol. 1: ossa et ligmenta, tabula I-LI.; Vol. 2: musculi et bursae mucosae,…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA



1721. RUYSCH, Frederik. OPERA OMNIA ANATOMICO-MEDICO-CHIRURGICA. Huc usque edita. Quorum Elenchus pagina sequenti exhibetur. Cum figuris aeneis. Amstelodami, apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1721 [i.e. c. 1733]. 4 quarto volumes. Engraved title-page and portr…

From Boston Book Company


Turisani monaci plusquam commentum in microtegni galieni: Cum questione eiusdem de Ypostasi by TURISANUS (Pietro Torrigiano de' Torrigiani)

Venice: [Boneto Locatello], 1504. Vellum. Very good. Third printed edition after those of Bologna (1489) and Venice (1498). 141 leaves with double columns of 66 lines each in 3 sizes of gothic letters. 32 cm. 18th-century vellum binding with leather spi…

From Attic Books


Dustur al 'Ilaj (the medical constitution) rare Persian manuscript on medicine by Sultan Ali known (al- Tabib) al- Khurasani al- Kanabadi

1682 Handwritten. Very Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Persian manuscript on medicine mainly written in Samarkand in 933 AH.,- 1527 AD. and dedicated to the Sultan Mansur Kutchukunji (?) Khan. Very fine Shikaste-Ta'liq Persian black script wi…

From Archive


Autograph Letter Signed: “I especially never want to connect with Harden because I want to avoid any distant association whatsoever with his Vienna analog” by FREUD, SIGMUND

FREUD, SIGMUND. (1856-1939). Austrian neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis. ALS. ("Freud"). 2pp. 8vo. The Hague, July 25, 1910. (To German publicist and author ABRAHAM HALBERT, 1881-1965). On Freud's personal Berggasse 19 stationery. In German with t…

From Lion Heart Autographs Inc


Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes by GERARD, John

The Second and Best Edition GERARD, John. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. Gathered by John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie. Very much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson Citizen and Apothecarye of London. London: Printed by Adam…

From Heritage Book Shop, LLC


Human Monstrosities by Hirst, Barton Cooke and Piersol, George Arthur

Philadelphia: Lea Brothers & Co, 1891. First Ediition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio (large). 4 Volumes. Bound in buckram in blue and green boards (not uniform). University markings stamped in gilt. Vol. I: [11] 12-88 p.p. with [7] plates; Vol. …

From Minotavros Books


Commentario Secundo Aucti, in Libros Sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei De Medica Materia by Matthioli, Pietro Andrea

Venice: Officina Erasmiana, Apud Vincentium Valgrisium, 1558. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. Bound with: Apologia Adversus Amathum Lusitanum cum Censura in Eiusdem Enarrationes. Venice: Ex Officina Erasmiana, Vindentii Valgrisii, 1558. Contem…

From Minotavros Books


Histoire des Plantes, en laquelle est contenue la description entière des herbes, c'est à dire, leur especes, forme, noms, temperament, vertus & operations. [-] Nouvellement traduite de bas Aleman en François par Charles de l'Escluse. by Dodonaeus, R. (C. Clusius, translator & contributor). - The very first independent work by Clusius, first & only French edition

The very first independent work by Clusius Dodonaeus, R. (C. Clusius, translator & contributor). Histoire des Plantes, en laquelle est contenue la description entière des herbes, c'est à dire, leur especes, forme, noms, temperament, vertus & operations.…

From Acanthus Antiquariaat


Les Oeuvres d'Ambroise Paré by Paré, Ambroise

Lyon: Jean Gregoire, 1664. 12th Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. LES OEUVRES DE AMBROISE PARE, CONSEILLER ET PREMIER CHIRURGIEN DU ROY by Ambroise Paré. Folio. 852 text pages + index. Contemporaneous full leather over b…

From Cedar Tree Antiques


Chirurgien Dentiste, ou Traite Des Dents by FAUCHARD, Pierre

Second and Best Edition of "One of the Greatest Books in the History of the Subject" FAUCHARD, Pierre. Le Chirurgien Dentiste, ou Traite Des Dents. Ou l'on enseigne les moyens de les entretenir propres & saines, de les embellir, d'en reparer la perte &…

From Heritage Book Shop, LLC


Medical Topography of Upper Canada by DOUGLAS, John

London: Burgess and Hill, 1819. Hardcover. Very good +. 126 p. 22 cm. Bound in full leather with blank and gold impressing and burgundy spine label. Marbled endpapers. Binder's label on rear pastedown. Checkmark in top corner of title page. last page ha…

From Attic Books


Modern Medicine - Its Theory and Practice: In Original Contributions By American and Foreign Authors - Complete First Edition Set in Seven [7] Volumes by Osler M.D., Sir William - Editor; McCrae M.D., Thomas; Numerous Contributors

USA: Lea Brothers & Co., 1907. Book. Illus. by Dupuy, G.. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A full-spectrum presentation of medical science as it was in the early 1900s. Edited by Sir William Osler, often con…



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