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Medicine Surgery Incunabulum. ARGELLATA. Cirurgia magistri Petri de largelata.

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Medicine Surgery Incunabulum. ARGELLATA. Cirurgia magistri Petri de largelata.
 
ARGELLATA, Pietro. Cirurgia magistri Petri de largelata.
Venezia, Ottaviano Scoto, 1497

In-folio. 317x215 mm. Legatura in pergamena. Carte 131, manca l’ultima bianca. Le carte 20 e 60 erroneamente numerate rispettivamente, 02 e 50. Testo su due colonne, numerose grandi e piccole iniziali ornate e figurate, incise in legno su fondo nero, marca tipografia in fine, a carta 131 verso. Colophon a carta 128 verso “Venetiis: mandato & expensis ... Octaviani Scoti, per Bonetum Locatellum, 1497 octavo kalendas marti [i.e. 22 feb. 1498]”. Alcune postille di un’antica mano sul margine di alcune pagine. Legatura in pergamena Bell'esemplare.

Rarissima edizione, uno dei libri di chirurgia più influenti del Quattrocento. L' opera è divisa in sei libri, ciascun libro in numerosi trattati e questi in numerosi capitoli. L' opera tratta del flemmone delle ulceri, delle fratture del cranio, delle ernie, delle ferite in generale, delle verruche, della scabbia, esponendo cause e sintomi con osservazioni ed ammaestramenti di sicuro valore clinico. Alcune parti del trattato parlano di alchimia. Gardham: “Although relatively little is known about him, Argellata was a distinguished surgeon in his day; a pupil of Guy de Chauliac, he was Chair of Logic, Astrology and Medicine at the University of Bologna and seems to be chiefly remembered for performing a post mortem on and then embalming the body of Pope Alexander V in 1415…”. Riesman: “[Argellata] was the first, since the days of the Greeks, who practiced operative obstetrics” Leonardo: “Pietro d'Argellata was an expert surgeon and did many hernioplasties and lithotomies. He also performed cranitomy on the fetus in specially indicate labor cases. He recommended the dry tratment of wounds, although he powdered them and he even did post-mortem Cesarean section. He was skilful in dentistry and operated upon many cases of fistule-ino-ano”. Guerini: “Pietro of Argellata, professor of surgery at Bologna, wrote a treatise on surgery in six books, in which diseases of the teeth are also taken into serious consideration. He speaks of a great numer of dental instruments.”
Hain-Cop-R 1637; BMC V, 449; GKW 2323; Klebs 777.3; Pellechet 1163; Oates 1995, Goff A-953. Gardham, Glasgow Incunabula Project, 2013. D. Riesman, The story of medicine in the Middle Ages (New York: Hoeber, 1936), p. 215. Leonardo, History of surgery, p. 118. Guerini, History of dentistry, pp. 151-52.No copy in National Library of Medicine, in Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
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