Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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107

Methodus medendi: Medicinae partem complectens, and Michael Cervini

Sold for £1000

Est: £1000–1500

Methodus medendi: Medicinae partem complectens, and Michael Cervini, Pharmaciae Conspectus, and the same author’s Chirugia , in Latin, manuscript on paper [France, first text dated 10 August 1714]

270 leaves (plus one endleaf at front, 2 at back and a printed frontispiece opening each text, the first signed in copperplate “A Paris chez Jollain”), complete, paginated in contemporary hand 1-179, 190-280, then for second text 1-195 followed by 6pp. of unpaginated index, then third text 1-68, 2 cancelled blanks at end and pp. 258-68 and 273-80 left blank, single column of c. 26 lines in a scrolling cursive hand, each page with catchwords, capitals and rubrics in larger script, some titles decorated with line drawn birds, some marginalia indicating use, small diagrams regarding surgical tools on p. 35 of third text, slightly trimmed at edges, some spots and few tears (one frontispiece with tear in outer edge repaired with paper), else in good condition, 220 by 165mm.; contemporary calf over pasteboards with gilt-tooled floral designs to spine, torn in places (notably at top and bottom of spine), some scuffs

This is a weighty and thorough medical manual, with signs of practical use.

Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

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