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Celsus, De Medicina, 1750, volume 1

Celsus, De Medicina, 1750, volume 1

A. Cornel. Celsus Et Q. Serenus Samonicus De Medicina alter, ut ab Almeloveenio editus est A. 1713. Alter, ut a Constantino A. 1566. Editio novissima, in qua ad caetera omnia quae in priore nostra, Epistolae sex accedunt Cel. Jo. Bapt. Morgagni nunquam antae vulgatae. Tomus Primus. Patavii 1750. 

Full brown speckled calf with title plate, five raised bands, and gold detailing on spine. Mild chipping at bottom edge of spine. Mild shelf wear and scuffing and chipping of leather, particularly at corners and hinges. Boards and hinges secure. Red page edges. Frontis of Celsus present. A clean, bright and tight copy, with large margins, in good to very good condition. Text in Latin. 592 pages with its own index. Volume 1 only. Measures approximately 6 ¾ x 4 ¾ x 1 1/12 inches. 

Cornelius Celsus work was written circa 30 AD and is the oldest known western medical document after that of Hippocrates. Morgagni is considered the father of pathological anatomy and published his own immortal treatise, De Sedibus et Causes..., in 1761.