Contractae ex veteribus medicinae tetrabiblos. Basel, Froben, 1542. In-folio, brown calf, ancient dishes decorated with a diamond-shaped-rectangle pattern drawn by cold fillets, central fleuron, spine with nerves (modern binding).
Pretty Basel edition printed in Roman characters of the Latin translation by Janus Cornarius of the Tetrabiblos, a complete course in medicine by Aetius of Amide, a Greek physician who lived in the 6th century and was in the service of Emperor Justinian.
Johann Haynpol of Zwickau, known as Janus Cornarius (1500-1558), Hellenist and German physician, mainly translated the great medical authors of Antiquity: Galenius, Aetius, Paul of Aegina, Dioscorides and especially Hippocrates.
Manuscript ex-libris on the title of a 17th century physician (Joannes Le Moine).
The last leaf bearing the mark is missing. Small paper cut-out at the foot of notebook G, light-coloured wetness and gallery of verses touching several notebooks, the last 6 table leaves restored in the margin. Original binding covers brought back.
AMERICANA. See lots 206, 257, 258, 285, 286, 287 and 288.
Automatically translated by DeepL. To see the original version, click