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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOTANICAL TEXT
OF THE 16th CENTURY
“OF OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE” (DSB)
THE ANNOTATED COPY
OF JOACHIM CAMERARIUS THE YOUNGER


CESALPINO, Andrea. De Plantis ... . Florence, Giorgio Marescotti, 1583.

First edition of the foundational text of scientific botany and the first articulation of the modern concept of species. Cesalpino integrates plants previously known to Europe primarily as exotic luxuries (balsam, cumin, aloe, etc.) into his new system. E. L. Greene sees Cesalpino’s De Plantis as part of a wider reappraisal of flora happening in the 1580s among scientific communities of both East and West: He notes the quick popularity of Cesalpino’s new system and observes that “only three years later, in 1586, the Arabic physician Qāsim ibn-Muhammad al-Wazīr al Ghassānī wrote his Ḥadīquat al-azhār fī, sarḥ māhīyat al-‘ushb wa al-‘aq qār [Garden of flowers, or explanation of the characters of herbs and drugs], which contained the first Arabic classification of plants” (808; PMM 97).
$115,000


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FIRST ILLUSTRATED BOOK ON CHINESE MEDICINE
PUBLISHED IN THE WEST
A LANDMARK WORK ON ACUPUNCTURE
BOUND WITH A CURIOUS WORK
KNOWN TO CHARLES BABBAGE


CLEYER, Andreas, ed. Specimen medicinae sinicae... . Frankfurt, Johann Zubrodt, 1682.

Unusual sammelband of two rare 17th-century medical works. The first and only edition of Andreas de Cleyer’s Specimen medicinae sinicae is the first illustrated book on Chinese medicine published in the West. With 30 full-page engravings, it was the first European book on Chinese medicine to attract significant attention, and the first book to acquaint Europeans with Chinese medical charts. Bound second is he first edition of Johannes Valentin Merbitz’s De varietate faciei humanae is a curious work relating to physiognomy and combinatorics and was of interest to the computing pioneer Charles Babbage.
$28,000


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26 Anatomical Engravings


DU LAURENS, André. Toutes Les Oeuvres. Paris, for Raphael du Petit Val a Rouen, 1613.

Scarce, French-language edition of Du Laurens'works, with a set of 26 anatomical engravings derived from Vesalius and others.
$3,850


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COMMENTARY
ON THE MEDICAL VOCABULARY OF HIPPOCRATES
BY “PERHAPS THE GREATEST ANATOMIST OF HIS TIME”


EUSTACHI, Bartolomeo / EROTIANUS / HIPPOCRATES. Erotiani Graeci scriptoris vetustissimi vocum, apud Hippocratem sunt, collectio. Venice, apud Lucam Antonium Juntam, 1566.

First edition of the renowned physician Bartolomeo Eustachi’s (c. 1500-1574) commentary on the Vocum of Erotianus (active c. 50-70 A.D.) an ancient collection of words found in the corpus of Hippocrates (c. 460-370 B.C.). A contemporary of Andreas Vesalius (1514-64), with whom he shares the distinction of having created the science of human anatomy, Eustachi was “perhaps the greatest anatomist of his time, and probably no other anatomist, ancient or modern, has made so many discoveries” (Thomas, p. 877).
$2,850


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GARCIA CAVALLERO, Joseph. Theorica y practica de la arte de Ensayar. Oro, Plata y Vellon rico. Danse Reglas para Ligar, Triligar, Alear. y Reducir Qualesquiera Cantidades de Oro, y Plata a la Ley del Reyno. Madrid, Agustin Fernandez, 1713.

Very rare first and sole edition of this professional guide to assaying gold, silver and assorted precious metals by a practicing Madrid assayer, of interest for the international as well as mercantile history of Spain in the last years of her imperial period.
$4,500


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