London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
HELMONT, Johannes Baptista van (1579-1644). Ortus medicinae. Id est initia physicae inaudita. Progressus medicinae novus. Amsterdam: L. Elzevir, 1652. 4° (197 x 152mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait surrounded by 8 coats-of-arms (some browning and a little waterstaining). Contemporary vellum. Second edition of the collected alchemical-medical writings of Van Helmont, considered the best edition and with a new index and including the third edition of Opuscula medica. Gedeon p. 61; Willems 1141.
And 3 others: Joseph Laurie's The Homoeopathic Domestic Medicine (London and Leamington, 1872), A.C. Celsus' De medicina (Zweibrücken, 1786) and F. Magendie's Formulary (Philadelphia, 1824, cf. Gedeon pp.163, 165. (4)
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