1560 1ed Pliny Elder Natural History MAGIC MEDICINE Fever Cures Blood Alopecia

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“The only certainty is that nothing is certain”

– Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, book II

 

Pliny the Elder was one of the most important 1st-century Roman authors who is remembered for his encyclopedic work ‘Naturalis Historia’ which would become the model for encyclopedias. ‘Natural History’ is oft thought to the be single largest work surviving the Roman Empire and covers a vast field of knowledge including astronomy, meteorology, geography, zoology, botany, agriculture, medicine, as well as magic, alchemy, and gemology.

 

This third volume from the 1560 Giunta edition contains an enormous index detailing the entire contents. Notable contents include:

  • history of Antioch
  • Cicero
  • medical solutions and remedies to
    • tooth pain
    • alopecia
    • all kinds of fevers
    • gangrene
    • funguses
    • coughs
    • tumors
  • studies of blood
  • studies of birds
  • Magic arts and magic herbs
  • much, much more!

 

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1560 1ed Pliny Elder Natural History MAGIC MEDICINE Fever Cures Blood Alopecia

 

“The only certainty is that nothing is certain”

– Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, book II

 

Pliny the Elder was one of the most important 1st-century Roman authors who is remembered for his encyclopedic work ‘Naturalis Historia’ which would become the model for encyclopedias. ‘Natural History’ is oft thought to the be single largest work surviving the Roman Empire and covers a vast field of knowledge including astronomy, meteorology, geography, zoology, botany, agriculture, medicine, as well as magic, alchemy, and gemology.

 

This third volume from the 1560 Giunta edition contains an enormous index detailing the entire contents. Notable contents include:

  • history of Antioch
  • Cicero
  • medical solutions and remedies to
    • tooth pain
    • alopecia
    • all kinds of fevers
    • gangrene
    • funguses
    • coughs
    • tumors
  • studies of blood
  • studies of birds
  • Magic arts and magic herbs
  • much, much more!

 

Item number: #19789

Price: $750

 

PLINY the Elder

 

  1. Plinii Secundi Historiae naturalis libri XXXVII… tomus tertius

 

Lugduni: apud Haeredes Iacobi Iuntae, 1560.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages;
    • 412, [132]
    • Signatures: Aa-Lll8
  • References: USTC 152921
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~4.5in X 3in (11.5cm x 7.5cm)

 

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19789

Categories

Natural History

Medicine & Science

Authors

PLINY the Elder

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete