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Galen: (Laurenziani, Lorenzo, tr.; Thomas, Simon, ed.:) Claudii Galeni Pergameni de differentiis febrium libri duo, Laurentio Laurentiano Florentino interprete, accurate per Simonem Thomam recogniti, & ex fide Graeci exemplaris pene alii facti. Lugduni, apud Guliel. Rouillium, sub Scuto Veneto [excudebant Philibertus Rolletus, et Bartholomaeus Fraenus, impensis honestissimorum virorum Gulielmi Rouillii, et Antonis Constantini]. 1548.

Annotated copy of a new pocket-format edition of the standard Latin translation of Galen’s work on fevers. The handy practical volume incorporates printed side-notes (gloss) including some words in Greek, besides a thirteen-page index at end. We first have record of a sextodecimo of the text only in Lyon, 1547. The present copy, which went to Italy, and it appears belonged to a Lorenzo Nuzzi of Perugia, has notes to front pastedown and front endpaper including a definition of the bregma (a point on the skull). At end is what appears to be a clothes-list, which includes three handkerchiefs, a hat, a pair of shoes, and two shirts. It appears that - as intended by the format - the owner kept the book close. They then used its blank space for whatever needs were at hand.


One volume, 13 cms. x 8.2 cms., in sextodecimo, pp. 114 [14]. Woodcut device to title-page. Light browning and staining, contents loosening, bound in contemporary limp vellum (soiled, pen trails, ties removed). Volume numbering, and titling (possibly recent) to spine. Contemporary inscription to title-page: “Laurentii Nutii Perusini”. Contemporary notes to front pastedown, to f.f.e.p. recto, and to final e.p. verso (discussed below). Also to final e.p. verso, repeated writing of the words “a mano” (by hand). Some underlining to text. 20th-cent. inscription at end of Thulins Antiquariat, Stockholm, label at front of Robert J. Hayhurst.

USTC 149965. Gültlingen (Lyon) XI 42 (no. 17).