Rome: Franciscus Minitius Calvus, 1525.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #046852
Later, but old, full speckled calf, worn at edges. Trimmed a little close at top edge, almost touching the running title in a few spots, dampstain to outer margin through last third of the volume, scattered minor foxing and staining, worming in right margin from 469-559 touching some of the gloss in a few spots. Generally quite clean otherwise. Lacking title, final colophon leaf and ppp1 , pages 722-23 (facsimile of the latter laid in). The editio princeps of the works of Hippocrates in Latin, a year before the first Greek edition by Aldine. DCCXXXIII pp. This in the state without the 1524 date on the final page.
An enormously influential work, at the center of classical, renaissance and modern medicine. PMM 55 "He freed medicine from superstition and the influence of priestcraft and derived his sytem from the accumulated empirical knowledge of Egypt, Cnidos and Cos. The clinical descriptions of fevers, phthisis, puerperal convulsions, epilepsy and other disorders have remained classics and no such records were kept again for over a thousand years." Adams H-567, Norman 1076, Haskell F. Norman sale, 110. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046852.