9 February 2000
BOERHAAVE, Hermann (1668-1738). Institutiones medicae in usum annuae exercitationes domesticos. Leiden: Johannes van der Linden, 1708. 12o (156 x 92 mm). Woodcut text illustration. (Light browning and foxing.) Contemporary calf, spine gilt (skillful repairs to spine ends, slight wear to joints and corners); quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: Peaget Bace (ownership inscription dated 1714 on front pastedown).
FIRST EDITION of Boerhaave's famous textbook, written as a textbook for students at the University of Leiden, where Boerhaave was a member of the faculty of medicine, and soon after used in medical schools throughout Europe. "Responsible, more than any other work, for establishing the study of physiology as an academic discipline" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 581). Grolier Medicine 39; Heirs of Hippocrates 749; Lindeboom 40; NLM/Blake, p. 53; Norman 255; Waller 1200.
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