Alpini, Prosper. De praesagienda vita et morte aegrotantium libri septem [...]. Cum praefatione Hermanni Boerhaave, emendavit Hieron. Dav. Gaubius [...]. Accedit Hieronimi Fracastorii de diebus criticis libello. Editio Veneta ceteris emendatior.

Venice, Domenico Tabacco sub signo Sancti Francisci / sub signo Aldi, 1735.

4to. 2 parts in one vol. (4), XX, 410 pp., final blank f. (2), 20 pp. With engraved portrait of the author, woodcut title vignette, and woodcut printer's device (Aldus's dolphin and anchor) on half-title.

(Bound with) II: Hippocrates. Aphorismi, ad mentem ipsius, artis usum, & corporis mechanismi rationem expositi. Auctore Joanne Hecquet. A Parisiana editione editio prima. Naples, Felix Musca for Giuseppe Ponzelli, 1731. (8), XV, (1), 336 pp. Contemporary calf with labels to giltstamped spine. All edges sprinkled in red. Marbled pastedowns.


Later edition of this "classic treatise on prognosis based on Hippocrates' writings" (Eimas). Prosper Alpini (1553-1617) was personal physician to the Doge Andrea Doria; he spent three years in Egypt as a botanist and published the first scientific description of the coffee plant.

Title page has 1744 ms. ownership and Budapest library stamps.

II: Rare Neapolitan edition of Hippocrates' Aphorisms: Greek text and Latin translation with an extensive Latin commentary. Slight edge defects to title; contemp. ms. ownership.

Traces of bookplates on pastedowns; white-out on flyleaf. Slightly browned due to paper; noticeable worming to spine-ends.


I: Blake 12. Osler 1801. Wellcome II, 36. Cf. Eimas 386. Garrison/Morton 2194 (1601 first ed.).

II: Blake 213. Wellcome III, 272. This edition not in Hoffmann or Schweiger.

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