Fragmenta quae extant. Collegit nunc primum, praefatus est, commentarios, & notulas addidit Florianus Caldani.
Bassani: apud Josephum Remondini et filios... .1800
8vo, 147 pages, engraved frontispiece. Contemporary tree sheep, gilt border in a rope-work pattern, spine gilt in compartments, orange label, marbled endpapers, a fine copy.
FIRST EDITION. Antonius Musa was a Roman physician in the time of Caesar Augustus, whom he famously cured of a rheumatic disease. Apart from two pieces by Musa, this book also contains a preface to the two works, a commentary on Musa by Vincenzo Benini, and a note on the life and writings of Benini himself. Musa was also the author of pharmaceutical works quoted by Galen, who is the chief source of the fragments. According to Haeser, the De bona valetudine, included here, is of later origin. Osler 3478. A very attractive copy of a finely printed book.
Unsure of some of these terms? Click here to download a copy of Carter & Barker, ABC for Book Collectors (2006), which has full explanations.