844. [Medicine]

HIPPOCRATES

Hippocratis coi medicorum omnium longe principis, opera quae ad nos extant omnia. Per Ianum Cornarium medicum physicum Latina lingua conscripta.

Basel, H. Froben & N. Episcopius (col.), 1546

Folio: [12]-695-[18] pp. (a few single wormholes towards the end, dampstain in upper margin towards the gutter on several quires).

Contemp. blindruled pigskin over wooden boards, spine with 5 raised bands (def. at head and tail), one clasp and two catches pres. Kept in a mod. slipcase.

First edition of Janus Cornarius's classic Latin translation of the collected works of Hippocrates. In 1538, Cornarius (ca. 1500-1558), who was a Saxon humanist and friend of Erasmus, had edited Froben and Episcopius's Greek edition of Hippocrates' works, which long remained the standard text. His translation for the present Latin edition also sets the standard that was followed by all others: Erasmus called it a work of "genius". With printer's mark on title and at the end.
Ref. VD16 H-3744. - Wellcome I:3179. - Durling 2322. - Adams H569. - Not in STC German.
Prov. Contemp. ownership entries.

€ 800 / 1.200

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