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2 Dialogue on liquid medication, heavily influenced by Galen 106

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Description: Dialogue on liquid medication, heavily influenced by Galen
BRASAVOLA (BRASSAVOLA), Antonio Musa.
Examen omnium syruporum, quorum publicus usus est.
Lyon, Jean & François Frellon (colophon: Jean Barbou), 1540. 8vo. With a woodcut device on title-page. Contemporary vellum.
€ 8,500
Second edition of a Latin treatise on syrups and liquid medication, written in the form of an imaginary dialogue between Brasavola and Senex, an old man. The Italian botanist and physicist Antonio Musa Brasavola (1500-1555), was an expert on the works of Galen and was heavily influenced by his work. Galen's work set the template for Islamic medicine. The first edition was published in 1538 in Venice.
Binding slightly damaged, remnants of leather ties, now lost. Some marginal owner's notes and underlinings in text in ink, slightly browned. Overall a good copy.
Adams B2693; Durling 685.
  • Number: 1739134
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum