Hippocrates. [Aphorismon bibl. H ...]. Aphorismorum lib. VIII. Ejusdem praesagiorum lib. III. Item De natura humana lib. I. Praeterea De ratione victus in morbis acutis lib. III. Postremo Galeni Ars medicinalis, graece & latine.

Basel, Heinrich Petri, [August 1543].

Small 8vo. (16), 644, (4) pp. With woodcut printer's device to verso of final leaf. Modern full mottled calf with giltstamped title label to gilt spine. All edges red.

 1,500.00

A fine pocket-sized humanist edition from Basel: the Greek text, with Latin translation, printed in two columns, of this collection of works by Hippocrates of Kos, the founder of medicine as a science. Includes Galen's "Ars medicinalis" (the translation is by Nicolò Leoniceno, whose version of the Aphorisms is also the one here printed).

Occasional attractive humanist ink annotations in Greek and Latin in the margins, more extensive on front pastedown (recovered from the contemporary binding), both flyleaves, and final page. 17th century ownership of the lawyer Vincent Monsigot to front flyleaf and last page; additional early ownership of Claude Fournel at the top of the title-page. 20th century drystamped library stamp of Nitza and Robert Rousseau to flyleaf.

Adams H 578. Bruni Celli 4102. Hoffmann II, 273. Not in Schweiger, Wellcome or Durling. NLM 233.