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...Engelbert Kaempfer (16 September 1651 – 2 November 1716) was a German naturalist and physician and is best known for his tour of Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. Amoenitatum Exoticarum is important...
...1. Ibn Buṭlān, Tacuini sanitatis (Takwīm al-ṣiḥḥa). This, Ibn Buṭlān's (d. c.1068) major work, treats in six parts of the 'Maintenance of Hygiene'; it is highly original both in content and organization. The use of tables is borrowed from...
...A joint production by the English polymath John Dee and the Italian mathematician Federico Commandino of this fragment 'On the division of surfaces', based on a manuscript attributed to a Muḥammad al-Baghdādī. 'The only other work of Euclid...
...Very rare second edition of Concoregio's Practica noua medicine (the first was published in Pavia in 1485, under the title Opus de aegritudinibus), here with the first printing of De curis febrium. Born in Milan around 1380, Giovani de...
...First edition of Oddi’s rare commentary on book I, fen I of Avicenna’s Canon, with the Latin versions of Andrea Alpago and Jacob Mantino. Before practicing Medicine in Venice, Oddo degli Oddi (Padova 1478 - ivi 1558) taught classics (Greek...
...Very rare edition ( the first, virtually unobtainable, had appeared in Venice, 1497). The treatise is a commentary on the famed Tahāfut al-Tahāfut, in which Averroes (1126–1198) defends the use of Aristotelian philosophy within Islamic...
...Garcia de Orta (1501? – 1568) was a Portuguese Jewish physician, herbalist and naturalist. De Orta practised and taught medicine in Portugal, before sailing to India in 1534 as a physician with the Portuguese navy and settling in Goa. He...