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RHAZES [Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, ca 854-925]. Divisiones rasis filii zacharie. Viaticum Constantini monachi. [Lyons: Gilbert Villiers, 1510].

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RHAZES [Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, ca 854-925]. Divisiones rasis filii zacharie. Viaticum Constantini monachi. [Lyons: Gilbert Villiers, 1510].

8o (145 x 100 mm). Decorative woodcut initials. (Lacks title-page, A2 and A3 with small holes letters of text, some light dampstaining, early marginalia on a few leaves.) Contemporary blindstamped calf (some light rubbing to spine and edges). Provenance: E. Starkenstein (bookplate).

Consisting of volume 2 of his Opera Parva, this work is one of Rhazes's few medical works to have survived. Rhazes was a controversial figure in his day because he rejected the idea of authority and advocated common sense, an open mind, and experimentation in science. Wellcome I, p.290.

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GILLES, de Corbeil (AEGIDIUS, Corboliensis, 1140-ca 1224). Carmina de urinarum judiciis. Lyons: Franciscus Fradin, 1505.

8o. (Some light dampstaining, early marginalia on a few leaves.)

Written by Aegidius, a French physician and theologian, this title is a rare printing of two early works, one on pulse and one on urine. As was the custom, these two works were composed in hexameters to aid students in remembering what they had read.
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