In hoc volumine haec continentur. Aurelii Cornelii Celsii Medicinae libri

In hoc volumine haec continentur. Aurelii Cornelii Celsii Medicinae libri. 8. quam emendatissimi, Graecis etiam omnibus dictionibus restitutis. Quinti Sereni Liber de medicina et ipse castigatiss. Accedit index in Celsum, et Serenum sane quam copiosus

Aulus Cornelius Celsus

In aedibus Aldi et Andreae Asulani soceri, Venetiis, mense Martio MDXXVIII, 1528

[Aldine Imprint: With Dolphin and Anchor printer's device on title: Ancient Medicine]  Small 4to, 21 x 14 cm.  Bound in 19th century calf.  Blind tooled covers and spine.  Red morocco spine label. Aldine anchor on the back of the last sheet. Pages are generally clean and white, as expected from a 16th century Venetian work. 

One of the earliest Roman medical works, in the first and only edition from the Aldine press, containing the poem "De mediana" by Quintus Serenus. First published in Florence in 1478, Celsus's work was among the first printed medical texts. "The De Medicina is the oldest medical document after the Hippocratic writings. Written about A.D. 30, it remains the greatest medical treatise from ancient Rome, and the first Western history of medicine ... The manuscript of De Medicina was lost during the Middle Ages and re-discovered in Milan in 1443" - Garrison-Morton.  Refs: Adams C1241; Ahmanson-Murphy 250; Durling 908; Heirs of Hippocrates 21; Norman 428; Renouard 105:1; Wellcome 1397. 

Bookplate of Jan Kok, 1899-1982, Dutch pharmacist and professor at University of Amsterdam.

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