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...An important group of twenty early Arabic fragmentary papyrus documents dating from the 8th-10th century and ranging in subject matter from religious quotations to medical advice, from traders' accounts to historical notes, and from...
...Translation by Hermann of Carinthia of: Al-Mudkhal al-kabīr ilā ʻilm ahḳām al-nujūm. With woodcuts of planetary and zodiacal signs, and astrological diagrams....
...Rare first edition of this important work on the interpretation of dreams, sometimes attributed to Ahmad Ibn Sirin, but more likely to be the work of Albumasar (Apomasar being a further corruption of the usual Latin corruption of Abu...
...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...
...Rhazes (860-932), a great clinician, ranks with Hippocrates, Aretaeus, and Sydenham as one of the original portrayers of disease. His description of smallpox and measles is the first authentic account in literature, a classic text...
...First edition of Mead's work on smallpox and measles, which includes a Latin translation of Rhazes work. Mead favoured inoculation, and his great authority and influence helped towards a more general acceptance of this measure. Rhazes...
...The very rare second edition. Rhazes's Continens was first printed at Brescia in 1486 known as the largest and heaviest of the medical incunabula. The sixteenth-century Venetian editions are no less impressive examples of book production...
...This is a very rare first edition of Farghānī’s best known and most influential work, on Ptolemaic astronomy, dated 3 September 1493. The text is descriptive and non-mathematical, which, along with its clear and well-organised presentation,...