Medici Antiqui Graeci. . .

Grassi, Giunio Paolo

Published by Petri Pernae, Basel, 1581
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Grassi, Giunio Paolo [Crassus, Junius Paulus] (d. 1574), translator. Medici antiqui Graeci Aretaeus, Palladius, Ruffus, Theophilus . . . omnes a Iunio Paulo Crasso . . . Latio donati. 4to. [8] 297 [35]; 212, [48]pp., including blank Eee4. Basel: ex officina Petri Pernae, 1581. 217 x 155 mm. Limp vellum c. 1581, a little worn, minor worming inside rear cover, one corner a little gnawed. Lightly browned throughout, some foxing, but very good. Early owner's notation on title. First Collected Edition, including the editio princeps of Palladios the Iatrosophist's commentary on Hippocrates' sixth book of Epidemics. Grassi, professor of medicine at Padua, was a noted translator of Greek medical works. He was the first to publish a Latin translation of the works of Aretaeus the Cappadocian and of Rufus of Ephesus (Paris, 1552-54); the present collection features a reprint of Grassi's translations of Aretaeus on acute and chronic diseases, and of Rufus' De corporis humani partium appellationibus, as well as Grassi's 1536 translation of Theophilus Protospatharius' De humani corporis fabrica. The collection also includes Hippocrates' De purgatoriis medicamentis and Stephanus of Athens' Explicationes in Galeni priorem librum therapeuticum ad Glauconem with scholia by Augustino Gadaldino, as well as Grassi's own Quaestiones naturales et medicae. Garrison-Morton 56. Durling 2153. Wellcome I, 4179. Sarton, Introduction to the History of Science, p. 393. Hirsch for Grassi. Bookseller Inventory # 30568

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Title: Medici Antiqui Graeci. . .

Publisher: Petri Pernae, Basel

Publication Date: 1581

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