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BANISTER, Richard (fl. 1620). A Treatise of one hundred and thirteene diseases of the Eyes, and Eye-Liddes. The second time published, with some profitable additions of certaine Principles and experiments. London: Felix Kyngston for Thomas Man, 1622.
12o (133 x 75 mm). (Piece torn away on upper margin on G8 affecting headline and a few letters, slight worming at end affecting some letters, some marginal browning.) Contemporary English calf (a little wear to joints).
Although much of this is a translation of Jacques Guillemeau's Trait des maladies de l'oeil (published 1585), the first part comprises the first edition of Banister's Breviary of the eyes, a 112-page tract containing numerous original observations. Banister "was an itinerant but honest oculist; he was the first to point out that hardness of the eyeball is an essential diagnostic sign of glaucoma" (Garrison-Morton). Garrrison-Morton 5820; STC 12499.5 (under Guillemeau); Norman 114.
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