Medicine among the Arabs

Allaxinus, Jacobus. Medicae aliquot disceptationes eruditissimae, quibus recentiorum & Arabum permulti errores ad veterum disciplinam expenduntu.

Paris, Christian Wechel, 1535.

8vo. (168) pp. With printer's woodcut device to title-page and final page. 18th century full calf with remains of a gilt spine label; florally gilt spine; all edges red. Marbled endpapers. Silk divider.


Scarce work on medicine among the Arabs, referencing Avicenna and Rhazes among other authorities. "The thought of the Arabs was not derivative [...] The original nature of Arab contributions has had an impact on Europe [...] The book by Jacobus Allaxinus found an audience for its treatise [...] on medical topics in the viewpoint of both European and Arabic medicine" (Jordan, The Mentally Retarded, p. 75).

Rare: a single copy in auction records of the last 40 years internationally.


Spine chipped and loosened. Occasional light brownstains to margins, otherwise a very good, prettily bound copy.


BM-STC French 11. Durling 172. Wellcome I, 222. Jöcher I, 280. OCLC 14325907. Not in Adams.

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