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De Praesagienda Vita & Morte Aegrotantium Libri Septem... Cum Praefatione Hermanni Boerhaave. Editio nova...

Alpini, Prosper

Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]

Isaac Severini



[16], 541, [23] pp. Title page printed in red & black, with engraved vignette. (sm. 4to) period calf, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers. 

The greatest Renaissance classic on prognosis, of which Boerhaave writes in his preface: "The first time I read this valuable production of Prosper Alpinus, I concluded, that there was nowhere to be found, a book fitter for promoting medicinal knowledge, and consequently none more worthy to be warmly recommended to students in medicine."  Garrison-Morton 2194, citing the first edition of 1601.  Blake, p. 12.  Wellcome II, p. 36.

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Wear to spine ends; old rubberstamps on title page along with early ink notations; very good condition.

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