Small 4to, pp. , 537, [7, index]; engraved initials; very light damp stain to upper margins at beginning, small worm hole to blank upper inner margins of last quire, light browning to a few quires; very good in contemporary limp vellum, title inked at head of spine; some loss to spine, some worming to lower board, stained.
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In Hippocratis aphorismos primi libri. Critica doctrina per puncta, et quaestiones ... In qua omnium fere, qui aphorismos exposuere opiniones referuntur, probantur, improbantur, et vel optima eligitur, vel nova additur.
First edition of Castelli’s thorough commentary on the first 25 Aphorisms of Hippocrates. Having studied medicine and botany at Rome under Andrea Cesalpino, Castelli (c. 1575-1661) became professor of botany in 1594, holding the post for 40 years. In 1634 he moved to Messina, establishing botanical gardens which were greatly admired by Thomas Bartholin. Castelli’s published output was considerable, with a particular focus on medicinal plants. While a devotee of Hippocrates’ works, Castelli insisted that physicians should employ experience, observation, and good judgement, and ally medical study with that of botany and chemistry.
Wellcome II, p. 311. No copies in the US recorded on OCLC.
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