Medici Libelli, des hocherfarnesten Herrn Theophrasti Paracelsi…vorhin niemals in Truck ausgangen. Physionomia morborum. De terebinthina & utroq; helleboro. Liber secundus de caduco matricis. De peste commentarius. Fragmentum aliud de peste. De ligno Guaiaco. Explicatio aliquot aphorismorum Hippocratis.

Getruckt zu Cöln [Cologne]: bey Arnoldt Byrckmans Erben.1567

4to, 12 leaves, pp. 261, (1), 1 leaf (contents and colophon, verso blank). Title within typographical border, woodcut portrait of Paracelsus on ***1r. Old vellum, yapped fore-edges, later endpapers. Some light browning and foxing. Bookplates of Piergiorgio Borio.

FIRST EDITION of this collection of important and diverse treatises of Paracelsus. Although the title is in Latin the text is in German. It includes his treatises on turpentine, the prolapse of the uterus, guaiacum or lignum vitae, the plague, and an explanation of some of Hippocrates’ aphorisms. Sudhoff 87. Bruni Celli, Bibliografía Hipocrática, 3255.


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