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Aldus. CELSUS. Medicinae Libri VIII.

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Aldus. CELSUS. Medicinae Libri VIII.
 
CELSUS, Aulus Cornelius. Medicinae Libri VIII. Quam emendatissimi, Graecis etiam omnibus dictionibus restitutis. Quinti Sereni liber de mideicina et ipse castigatiss. Accedit index in Celsum, et Serenum sane quam copiosus. 
Venezia, Eredi di Aldo Manuzio e Andrea Torresano, 1528

4to piccolo. 215x135 mm. Legatura coeva in pergamena, traccia di lacci. Carte [8], 164. Segn.: *8 a-s8 t4 u-x8. Carta 148 bianca. Ancora Aldina al Frontespizio e al verso dell’ultima carta. Carattere Italico, Greco e Romano. Colophon in fine: ‘Venetiis, in aedibus Aldi et Andreae Asulani soceri, 1528, mense Martio’. Arrossature e velature di umidità nei margini. Complessivamente bell’esemplare, completo con la carta 148 bianca.

Prima e unica edizione Aldina, a cura di Giovanni Battista Egnazio. Questa edizione contiene anche, dalla carta 149, il poema ‘De mediana’ di Quinto Sereno. Garrison-Morton: “The De Medicina is the oldest 3 medical document after the Hippocratic writings. Written about AD 30 it remains the greatest medical treatise from ancient Rome and the first Western history of medicine. Celsus's superb literary style won him the title of Cicero medicorum. De medicina deals with diseases treated by diet and regimen and with those amenable to drugs and surgery. The manuscript... was lost during the Middle Ages and re-discovered in Milan in 1443.”
Renouard: «Dans cette édition, plusieurs endroits sont heureusement corrigés d'après un bon manuscrit». Il nome del curatore, G. B. Egnatio, figura nella prefazione. 
Adams C1241; Ahmanson-Murphy 250; Durling 908; Heirs of Hippocrates 21; Norman 428; Renouard 105:1; Wellcome 1397; Garrison-Morton, 20.
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