C Pauli [A]eginetae p[rae]cepta salubria Guilielmo Copo Basileiensi interprete.
by PAULUS, Aegineta [Paul of Aegina] (c.625-c.690).
Paris:: H. Estienne, 1512., 1512. 22 cm. Small 4to.  ff. Collation: a4, b8, c4, d8, e4, f8, g4. Large title woodcut of St. Laurence holding a scroll, historiated initial letters; 2 neat paper repairs to lower margin of title and next leaf. Later quarter red calf, red cloth with added decorative motif from the initial WSM (for Sir William Stirling Maxwell, see provenance), a.e.g. Bookplates from Sir William Stirling Maxwell and Anna Keir (Keir House) (rear pastedown). Fine. Third edition of this Latin translation from a Greek manuscript of the first book of the author's Totius rei medicae libri VII. [cf. Graesse]. Colophon: C Parisijs ex officina Henrici Stephani Anno Christi Saluatoris. M D XII Decima sexta Aprilis. "One of the earliest (first issued in 1510) and most attractive editions of Paulus Aegineta's . . . first book of his works. It is mainly devoted to dietics of pregnant women and of children, children's diseases and other subjects pertaining to hygiene (care of teenth, sea-sickness, etc.) and the qualities of food and beverages." [Zeitlin & Ver Brugge]. PROVENANCE: William Stirling Maxwell (1818-78), was a prominently known Scottish book collector of virtuoso acclaim – he lived at Keir House; Lady Anna Keir (d.1874), residing at Keir House, Scotland; Frederick A. Frye. See: William Stirling Maxwell (1818-1878), An Essay Towards a Collection of Books Relating to Proverbs, Emblems, Apophthegms, Epitaphs and Ana, being a Catalogue of those at Keir, London, Privately Printed, 1860. Edition of 75 copies. / Paul of Aegina or Paulus Aegineta, was a 7th-century Byzantine Greek physician and obstetrician, educated in Alexandria, best known for writing the medical encyclopedia Medical Compendium in Seven Books. During the time of the Byzantine Empire this work contained the sum of all Western medical knowledge and was unrivaled in its accuracy and completeness. SEE: Durling 3571; Graesse I:p.23; Hoffmann III, 46; not in Schreiber. See also: Rurah, Pediatrics of the Past.
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