Woodcut printer's device on title. 10,  leaves. Small 4to, attractive antique half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Brescia: F. & P.M. de Marchetti, 1577. First edition of this collection of aphorisms on pediatric subjects by Ferrari, a physician who practiced medicine in Verona. It is a companion piece -- and sometimes bound with -- his important De Arte Medica Infantium, Libri Quatuor, published in the same year. "His aphorisms are based partly on Hippocrates and Galen, but partly also on much more recent writers, as can be seen from the quaint mixture of the more modern superstitions with ancient teaching and some sound common sense."-Still, The History of Paediatrics, pp. 147-51. Fine copy. ❧ Durling 1496. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5292)
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