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Medical secrets plus a largely imaginary Medieval European view of India

[ACHILLINI, Alessandro]. Secreta secretorum Aristotelis.
Including:
ARISTOTLE [pseudo]. Maximi philosophi ... de signis aquarum: & tempestatum.
ARISTOTLE [pseudo]. Maximi philosophurum ... de mineralibus.
ALEXANDER OF APHRODISIAS. De intellectu.
AVERROES. De beatitudine anime.
ACHILLINI, Alexander. De universalibus.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT [pseudo]. De mirabilibus Indie.
(Colophon: Lyon, Antoine Blanchard, 23 March) 1528. Small 8vo (15 x 10.5 cm). With a title-page with a decorated woodcut border, woodcut printer's device on last page, 6 woodcut initials. Contemporary blind-tooled sheepskin(?) parchment over wooden boards, in a panel design, brass catch-plates and anchor-plates (straps and clasps lost). LXXXIII ll. Full description
€ 11,500
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Rare early edition of a popular book of botanical, mineralogical and zoological wonders, with a large woodcut of the author among his books

ALBERTUS MAGNUS (pseudo). Liber secretorum ... De virtutibus herbarum: & animalium quorundam. Eiusdemq[ue] liber De mirabilibus mundi: & etiam de quibusdam effectibus causatis a quibusdam animalibus &c.
(Colophon: Venice, Johan Baptist Sessa, 12 February 1502). Small 4to (21 x 15.5 cm). With a large woodcut portrait of the author at his desk. Gold-tooled maroon morocco (ca. 1870/90?) for James Carnegie, 9th Earl of Southesk (1827-1905), gilt edges. 16 ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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The first important work on the history of Egyptian medicine

ALPINO, Prospero (Prosper ALPINI), and Jacob de BONDT (BONTIUS). De medicina Aegyptiorum, libri quatuor. & Iacobi Bontii In Indiis archiatri, De medicina Indorum. Editio ultima.
Paris, Nicolaus Redelichuysen, 1645. 2 parts in 1 volume. Small 4to (22.5 x 17.5 cm). Title-page printed in red and black; woodcut chapter initials, headpieces and tailpieces, 5 woodcut illustrations on integral leaves (3 full-page). Contemporary vellum, title in gold on red spine label. [11], 150, [25]; 39, [1] ff. Full description
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Official pharmacopoeias's of Amsterdam and London bound together

[AMSTERDAM - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [TULP, Nicolaes]. Pharmacopoea Amstelredamensis, senatus auctoritate munita & recognita. Editio quinta.
Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1650. With a woodcut coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam on title-page.
With: (2) [LONDON - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS]. Pharmacopoeia Londinensis collegarum.
London, [s.n.], 1662. 2 works in 1 volume. 16mo. Contemporary vellum, new endpapers. 134, [10] pp.; [18], “371” [=369], [21] pp. Full description
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Rare third edition of the Amsterdam pharmacopoeia in Dutch, with an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken

[AMSTERDAM - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [TULP, Nicolaes and Pieter BERNAGIE (translator)]. Pharmacopaea Amstelredamensis, of d'Amsterdammer apotheek, in welke allerlei medicamenten, zijnde tot Amsterdam in 't gebruik, konstiglijk bereid worden. Als ook des selfs krachten en manier van ingeven. Den derden druk ...
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1686. 12mo. With an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken, showing the interior of an apothecary. Modern red cloth. [8], “210” [=208], [12] pp. Full description
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Rare fourth edition of the Amsterdam pharmacopoeia in Dutch, with a title print by Jan Luyken

[AMSTERDAM - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [TULP, Nicolaes and Pieter BERNAGIE (translator)]. Pharmacopaea Amstelredamensis, of d'Amsterdammer apotheek, in welke allerlei medicamenten, zijnde tot Amsterdam in 't gebruik, konstiglijk bereid worden. Als ook des selfs krachten en manier van ingeven. Den vierden druk ...
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1690. 12mo. With an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken, showing the interior of an apothecary. Contemporary vellum. [8], “210” [=208], [12] = 228 pp. Full description
€ 2,750
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First official Antwerp pharmacopoeia

[ANTWERP - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [BOUDEWIJNS, Michiel, and others]. Pharmacia Antverpiensis galeno-chymica.
Antwerp, Joris Willemsens I, 1660 [engraved title-page 1661]. 4to. With an integral engraved title-page by Petrus van Caukercken after Abraham van Diepenbeeck, showing the figures of Galenus and Mesue. 18th-century vellum. [1], [1 blank], [46], “285” [= 281], [32], [1 blank] pp. Full description
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Highly popular medicine book for charitable medical assistance

[ARNAULT DE NOBLEVILLE, Louis Daniel]. Le manuel des dames de charité, ou, formules de médicamens faciles a préparer, dressées en faveur des personnes charitables, qui distribuent des remèdes aux pauvres dans les villes & dans les campagnes: avec des remarques pour faciliter la juste application des remèdes qui y sont contenus, ensemble un traité abregé de la saignée, et un extrait de plusieurs remèdes choisis. Tirés des éphemérides d'Allemagne.
Paris, Debure l'aîné, 1758. 12mo. Contemporary cat's paw calf, gold-tooled spine. LVI, "473" [=471] pp. Full description
€ 750
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Sixth edition of the Dutch translation of a 15th-century Italian handbook for apothecaties

AUGUSTIS, Quirinus de (Domenico AUGUSTIS). Het licht der apotekers.[Rotterdam, Jan van Waesberghe, 1623.]
With: [BÉGUIN, Jean]. Tyrocinium chymicum. Dat is d'eerste proeve der chymie, vervatende meest alle manieren van preparatien der chymische medicamenten, zeer bequaem voor medecijns, apotekers, ende chyrurgijns, ende alle andere, dewelcke niet alleen de medecijnen, om de menschen van allerhande zieckten te ghenesen, maer oock de verholentheyt der natueren curieuselijck willen ondersoecken.Rotterdam, Jan van Waesberghe, 1623. 8vo. Lacks engraved title-page of ad 1 and p. 67 of ad 2. Contemporary vellum. [14], 248; [2 blank]; 66 pp. Full description
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Second edition (the first published in the Netherlands) of a pharmaceutical textbook
by the first professor of chemistry at Utrecht

BARCHUSEN, Joannes Conradus Pharmacopoeus synopticus. Plerasque medicaminum compositions, ac formulas, eorumque dextram tam chemicam quam Galenicam conficiendi & componendi methodum exhibens. Quin et singular medicinae atque pharmaciae studiosis hac in arte precipuenecessaria demonstrans. Editio secunda, correcta ...
Utrecht, François Halma, 1696. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece showing the interior of an apothecary shop by Sluiter after J.G., Halmas woodcut device, head- and tailpieces and initials. Contemporary paper over thin boards. [16], 250, [6] pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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