61,  pp. 4to, attractive antique calf-backed boards (some light browning due to the quality of the paper), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Helmstedt: J. Lucius, 1596. First edition of this scholarly edition of one of Galen's chief works on mental illness, De propriorum animi cuiusque affectuum dignotione et curatione, edited, and with scholia of Johannes Caselius (1533-1613), German humanist and professor of philosophy and rhetoric at the University of Helmstedt. He was well-known for his translations of classical literature. Galen relied on humoral theory which stated that mental disturbances resulted mainly from humoral imbalances in the brain that damaged its functioning. Treatment aimed at re-establishing the balance of the bodily humors, primarily on the principle of contraries, or at removing or moderating the effect of physical causes, especially by evacuations and drugs. Apart from the light browning, a fine copy. Rare. ❧ Durling 1919. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5348)
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