Aphorismorum Hippocratis sectiones septem, Nicolao Leoniceno interprete.–Aphorismorum sectio octava.–Praesagiorum libri tres, Gulielmo Copo interprete.–De natura hominis, Andrea Brentio interprete.–De ratione victus in morbis acutis, seu De ptisana, Gulielmo Copo interprete.–Galeni Ars medicinalis, Nicolao Leoniceno interprete.–Hippocratis De medico, medicive officio liber.–Hippocratis Liber de lege.–Hippocratis Liber de specie, acie, visuve, & opsios oculorum corrupta.–Aphorismi Hippocratis lingua Ionica, ex fide vetustissimi codicis.
2 works in one volume in-16, brown morocco, double framing of cold-stamped threads with corner florets and diamond-shaped floret in the center, spine decorated with golden florets, marbled edges (Binding of the Seventeenth century). Third edition of this school manual published by François Rabelais.
It follows the editions of 1532 and 1543, also published by Sébastien Gryphe in 16-inch format. Rabelais’ letter to Godefroy d’Estissac opening the text already prefaced the original edition.
This pocketbook contains four works by Hippocrates in Latin translation: Aphorisms, Prognostics and Treatises On the Nature of Man and On Diet in Acute Illnesses.
Rabelais added, in addition, The Medical Art of Galien, as well as three pamphlets from the Hippocratic corpus: Du Médecin, De la loi and De la vue.
The second edition of the Greek text of Hippocratic aphorisms, published in 1543, at the same time as the second edition of Rabelais’s manual, has been bound subsequently, as in most copies.
Precious copy bound in embossed morocco, with abundant old handwritten annotations, in Latin, on the guards and contregardes, on 4 ff. whites added at the end and in the margins of the Aphorisms.
The amateur who had it established – a medical student, no doubt – wished to make its consultation more convenient by having the three final pamphlets bound (pp. 301-318) before Galen’s treatise (pp. 193-300), so that all the texts of Hippocrates are gathered in the same portion of the volume.
Handwritten ex-libris on one of the final guards: Jacobus Damianus de Vill … [illegible].
Back gilded. Wormholes in the upper casing, upper white guards removed, some foxing, dirt and small wettings.
With ex-libris of Max Cointreau (1922-2016), one of the most highly regarded names in the cognac industry.
318, (64) pp