GALENUS [with] HIPPOCRATES. Secunda Classis materiam sanitatis conseruatricem tradit, quae circa aerem, cibum & potum, somnum & vigiliam, motum & quietem, inanitionem & repletionem, animi denique affectus versatur, in Omnia quae extant opera in latinum sermonem conversa. Iuntarum quarta editio.


Venice, apud haeredes Lucaentoni Iuntae, 1565.




£ 1,000


Folio, ff. 109, aa6 bb-oo8, final blank. Third volume out of eleven. Title and printer’s device within a beautifully illustrated full-page frame composed of woodcut scenes from the life of Galen. Large decorated initials, head- and tailpieces, diagram on ii8, large device with the printer’s initials on final leaf of text. Early autograph on t-p recto, bookplate of the great bibliophile and collector Cardinal Francisco Javier de Zelada (1717-1801), who served as Vatican Librarian during his later years. Some foxed leaves throughout, occasional browning, waterstains and light offsetting. Ms. annotations, especially on the section De succorum bonitate et vitio, restoration of tears to margins of hh1 and 2. Rebound in modern half vellum with boards covered in marbled paper, rubbed at corners, gilt title to spine. A crisp and fine copy. No copies of this edition of eleven volumes in the BL.


Adams G40.