The Opera Medicinalia [and] A Biographical and Bibliographical Introduction by Francisco Guerra. Francisco BRAVO.
The Opera Medicinalia [and] A Biographical and Bibliographical Introduction by Francisco Guerra
The Opera Medicinalia [and] A Biographical and Bibliographical Introduction by Francisco Guerra

The Opera Medicinalia [and] A Biographical and Bibliographical Introduction by Francisco Guerra

Folkestone, Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1970 [facsimile]/ 1570 and 1970.

Octavo, two volumes, [iv], 305 leaves and [vi], 77 pages plus a frontispiece and 8 plates.

Octavo; gilt-lettered full vellum; first volume uncut and unopened; second volume uncut; vellum bowing slightly; an excellent set in the slightly marked and rubbed publisher's slipcase.

Number 130 of only 250 sets. Facsimile reprint of 'the only complete copy known to exist', and only 'three existing originals'. 'Opera Medicinalia' was 'the first medical text printed in America, specifically in the capital of New Spain. [C]omposed of four treatises, covering medical topics such as tabardillo (tifo) [typhus], pleuresy treatment, decretory days and medical herbs focused in sasparilla root (Smilax medica), which was prevalent in Mexico differentiating it from its European variant (Smilax aspera)' (Researchgate website).

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Price: $250.00

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