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5 June 1997
BRUNFELS, OTTO. Theses seu communes loci, totius rei medicae. Strasbourg: Excudebat Georgius Ulricher, 1532. 3 parts in one, 8vo, 157 x 101 mm., contemporary calf, blind-panelled on covers and spine, remnants of brass clasps; some marginal dampstaining at end. FIRST EDITION. Woodcut printer's device on title and at end. Adams B-2931; Wellcome 1105; Heirs of Hippocrates *111; BMC/German p. 156; NLM/Durling, Supp. I, 29.
"This little-known work of Brunfels, edited by Johannes Munterus, is a treatise on the pharmacological approach to a wide variety of diseases. Included with it are Alessandro Benedetti's Sententiae medicinales and Arnaldus de Villanova's Sententiarum medicinalium morborum curationibus as well as several other short tracts by Villanova" (Heirs of Hippocrates, p. 57).
Provenance: "Sum ex libris Jo: Georgii Faschbach J.V. Doctori 1657," inscription on title -- title and author lettered on fore-edge -- Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate.
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