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First printed treatise on the pulse

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First printed treatise on the pulse Gilles of Corbeil, 1484 CORBEIL, Gilles of (fl. 1200). De pulsibus. Padua: Matthaeus Cerdonis, January 1484. First edition of the first printed treatise on the pulse. Gilles of Corbeil, also known as Aegidius Corboliensis, was a French physician and humanist trained at the renowned medical schools of Salerno and Montpellier. This work—composed in Latin hexameters—is one of his three poetic treatises on the medical doctrines of Salerno (the other two are on urine and drugs). This book also includes the important commentary of Gentile da Foligno, the first European physician to perform a dissection on a human being. ISTC ia00092000; GW 268; Bod-inc A-027. Quarto (207 x 146mm). 48 leaves (of 48). Woodcut initials (very light marginal spotting). 19th-century half cloth over marbled boards by Lemarbeley, morocco title piece (small chips to caps). Provenance: early marginalia and underlining – Frédéric Chéron (d. 1922, French lawyer; bookplate).

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Open Book: Fine Travel, Americana, Literature and History in Print and Manuscript
Auktionsdatum: 18.06.2020
Adresse: Christie's
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