Item #B6710 Pandectæ Medicinæ. Matthaeus Silvaticus.
Pandectæ Medicinæ

Pandectæ Medicinæ

Venice: Bernardinus Fontana, Philippus Pincius. c.1492. Binding: Heavily blind-stamped Venetian-style vellum over wooden boards. Elaborate blind paneling featuring rinceaux-like design, armorial crests, portraits of presumed royal and military figures, and Roman goddesses. Expertly rebacked spine in matching calf, with 4 raised bands in 5 compartments. Title, author, and year of publication in gilt in maroon label in 2. With original metal clasps intact. All edges cut.

, Notes: Text in Latin.
Matthaeus Silvaticus (1280 – 1342) was a Medieval Latin medical writer and botanist. "Silvaticus, a Mantuan physician, lived during the fourteenth century and prepared this dictionary which first appeared in printed form in the early 1470s. Arranged in alphabetical order, his dictionary is mainly a treatise on Arabic drugs. Special sections, sometimes covering several pages, are devoted to the more important drugs. In the longer entries, the Latinized form of the Arabic word is followed by its Latin and Greek equivalents. A description of the drug is given and its uses by such authorities as Avicenna, Mesuë, Serapion, Galen, and Dioscorides are provided" (Heirs). , Size: Small Folio.(306x214 mm), Illustration: 183 (of 188 leaves, lacking first 4 leaves as often: title, table, dedication, and last blank). Double columns, 72 lines and foliation, capital spaces, some with guide letters, first text page printed in red and black. Printer’s device at end.

, References: BMC V 493.IB 23627; BSB-Ink S-394; GW M42139; Goff S-516; HC 15201; see Heirs of Hippocrates 103., Category: Book Medical; Book Early Printed Incunabula;. A very good example of this medical dictionary. Text leaves are clean, fresh, and crisp.

. Item #B6710

Price: $14,000.00

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