LE CLERC, Daniel.

Histoire de la Medecine, où l’on voit l’origine & les progrès de cet art, de siècle en siècle… Nouvelle edition, revuë, corrigée, & augmentée par l’auteur en divers endroits, & sur tout d’un plan pour servir à la continuation de cette histoire dépuis la fin du siècle II. jusques au milieu du XVII.

A La Haye [The Hague]: chez Isaac van der Kloot, .1729

4to, pp. (xviii), 820, (20), (2) blank, engraved frontispiece, 8 plates, 1 folding table. Title printed in red and black, woodcut ornaments. Paper a little browned (a few signatures more so). Contemporary mottled calf, spine richly gilt with floral ornament, red morocco label, neat repairs to spine and corners, armorial bookplate of J.B. Tissot, 1735, a pharmacist.

BEST EDITION. G&M 6379 (this edition): “The first large history of medicine. It is still consulted today. Le Clerc is sometimes called the ‘Father of the History of Medicine’. The first edition of this work appeared in 1696, but later editions are more useful.”


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