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CAMAÑES, Pedro (fl. 17th cent.). In duos libros Artis curativae Galeni ad Glauconem commentaria in quibus omnes fere materiae quae ad praxin medicam & chirurgicam occurrunt dilucide explanantur & subtiliter explicantur. Valencia: Miguel Sorolla, 1625.

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CAMAÑES, Pedro (fl. 17th cent.). In duos libros Artis curativae Galeni ad Glauconem commentaria in quibus omnes fere materiae quae ad praxin medicam & chirurgicam occurrunt dilucide explanantur & subtiliter explicantur. Valencia: Miguel Sorolla, 1625. Exceptionally rare first edition of a commentary on Galen by a Catalan physician (from Villafranca of Tortosa, hence the dedication) who, writing after completing his studies in Valencia, adopts the ancient authority as a platform specifically to expound his own classification of the nature, causes and cures of fevers – visually complemented by two folding charts. The second part, sometimes absent in Spanish library records, deals with ailments relating to growths, including cancer. No records on RBH or ABPC, OCLC finds 3 copies outside Spain (BL, BNF, Lyon), none in the US . See A. H. Morejon, Historia bibliografica de la medicina espanola , 5, pp. 83-4. 2parts in one volume, separate pagination, octavo (200 x 141mm). With two folding plates, woodcut initials and tail-pieces, woodcut Cardinal arms (Spinola of Tortosa) on the title (initial 6 ff. remargined, title repaired and soiled, plates a little stained, the second one with 3 clean tears, some scattered foxing or spotting). Early 20th-century vellum, spine lettered in ink.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Scientific Books from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune
Date of the auction: 9 Jul 2019
Address: Christie's
London