Operum in sex tomos divisorum

17TH-CENTURY MEDICINE] -- SENNERT, Daniel (1572-1637) – HUGUETAN, Jean Antoine, printer

Published by Sumptibus Joannis Antonii Huguetan [1676], Lyons, 1676
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Title: Operum in sex tomos divisorum

Publisher: Sumptibus Joannis Antonii Huguetan [1676], Lyons

Publication Date: 1676

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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6 vols. in 3, folio (350 x 220mm,). Vol. 1: [38], 306pp., [6], 309-808pp., [32]; Vol. 2: [16], 363pp., [5], 363-786pp., [18]; Vol. 3: [12], 696pp., [12]. Titles in red and black. Woodcut printer’s device of Huguetan showing Ptolemy (left) and Euclid (right) either side of an astronomical device known as an armillary sphere. The text is in Latin, with the central motto translating as "the universality of things is like dust in the hand of God." The IAH monogram at bottom is for the 17th century French printer Jean-Antoine Huguetan. Complete with the portrait and half-title (Vol. 1), and numerous woodcut initials, head- and tail- pieces. Contemporary vellum (rebacked, some browning throughout, marginal worming, lightly worn). Contemporary ownership inscription by doctor above pictorial wood-engraved ex-libris by Leo Wyatt for Lord Norwich on front endpaper (in all volumes). Two contemporary Latin manuscripts laid in after p. 408, one two pages, signed by ‘joannes cont’ on hypochondriacs the other concerning a cure. Sennert’s complete works, three volumes in six parts, printed by Huguetan. Sennert was an influential German professor notable for his contributions to medicine and atomic theory. Daniel Sennert, born in Breslau, was a student and the professor of medicine at the University of Wittenberg, the intellectual center of Lutheranism. He was a renowned physician and an extremely prolific and influential writer whose popularity in his time is clear from the many editions of his works, many of which were translated into English. These are Sennert’s complete works, in six parts, each with a separate dated title page printed in red and black. His Opera was first published in Paris in 1641 and this edition expanded, ". with the omission of Tabulae institutionum, and the addition of Vita Danielis Sennerti, Judicia virorum clarissimorum, Methodus discendi medicinam, De curatione infantium, De arthritide, Tragopodagra Luciani (in Greek and Latin), Exoterica, Epitome librorum de febribus, Epistolarum medicinalium una cum responsorii D. Michaelis Doringei centuriae duae. The Epitome is reprinted from the Epitome edited by Claude Bonnet"-- Krivatsy. This edition is regarded as the best. Among Sennert’s many achievements, he was the first to introduce chemistry as a subject of the medical curriculum and to make a serious effort to harmonize the Galenic doctrines of medicine with those of Paracelsus. "Besides giving early accounts of scarlatina and rubella, Sennert added to the knowledge of scurvy, dysentery, and alcoholism. He was an able clinician but a believer in witchcraft."-- Garrison-Morton 61. Scarcely found on the market, these volumes are a complete set of Sennert’s studies and 17th century medicine. Sennert was known to apply astrology to medicine and the supernatural origins of disease. NLM/Krivatsy 109. Bookseller Inventory # D6961

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