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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...
...Extremely rare and beautifully illustrated, this is an alphabetical index of maladies, with their remedies excerpted from Mesue’s De simplicibus, or Antidotarium, by the physician Jacques Desparts. This ‘ready-reckoner’ was clearly...
...An excellent example of a medical sammelband, typical of the Parisian curriculum in the mid-sixteenth century, comprising an almost complete collection of Sylvius’s commentaries on Hippocrates and Galen and his recension of Mesue’s work...
...Second edition (Leiden, 1598) of Joseph Justus Scaliger's Opus novum de emendatione temporum, first published in 1583. Scaliger was a controversial French-born humanist scholar especially influential in the fields of textual criticism...
...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...
...Andrew Boorde's Breviary of Health, composed in 1542 and first published in 1547, is the first medical manual written in English by a physician. Boorde, who was also a cleric and a pioneering travel writer, presents in most of the 384 + 73...
...First edition of a history of the republic of Genoa in the sixteenth century. It consists of ten books of annals. Subjects discussed include the Genoese conflicts with the Ottoman Empire, especially over Corsica, and the Habsburg-Ottoman...
...A rare edition of a new translation by Jacob Mantino of Book I, fen 4 of Avicenna's Canon, first published in Venice in 1530. Jacob Mantino was a Spanish Jewish physician active in Venice, and published this translation (as a prelude...