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...Dated 10 February [and after 10 November], 1520. Extremely rare first edition of the first substantial book printed in Bordeaux, known only in a handful of copies. Gabriel Tarrega was a native of Catalonia, a Jew converted to Christianity...
...First edition of a fundamental work on optics, and Alhazen’s work. Known as the father of optics, Alhazen (Ibn al-Haytham) is considered the greatest Muslim physicist and one of the great scientists of the Middle Ages unmatched in his field...
..."The third of three incunable editions of Arcolani's commentary on the ninth book of Rhazes' Liber ad Almansorem (with the text). Arcolani was born in Verona c. 1390. He made rapid progress in medical studies and by 1412 was professor...
...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...
...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 these commentaries on (and discussion of) Book I, Fen I of Avicenna's Canon. Book I, the al-Kulliyat or 'Generalities', is divided into four parts; this first part, or fen, contains the statements of principles and handbook...
...Granger was a doctor from Dijon who had changed his name from Tourtechot and who travelled in Egypt and Syria in the 1730s. He was a friend of Pignon, French consul in Cairo and his major interest was in natural history. He died in 1734...
...Three works on astronomy and cosmography by Guillaume Postel. Postel was a French professor, linguist, astronomer, diplomat, geographer, classicist, and scholar of religion. During his travels in the East, Syria, the Holy Land and across...
...The last sixteenth-century edition of the De alchemia or Summa perfectionis (published under either title) of 'Geber', a late thirteenth-century Latin author writing under the name of Jābir ibn Hayyān, the eighth- and ninth-century Arab...