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...One of the rarest and most valuable pieces in the Arcadian Library’s History of Science and Medicine collection is an early fourteenth-century manuscript of the Liber de Cirurgia—the Latin translation...
...The Arcadian Library acquired the manuscript of the Kitāb al-Musta‘īnī in 2003. The codex was reportedly purchased in Paris in the 1960s by a Middle Eastern historian of medicine and arrived in the UK by family descent. Its...
...Dated May 28, 1496. Second edition (first, Pavia, 1494) of ‘the official textbook of the apothecaries in some countries and cities’ (Johnston). Shortly after publication this work became a standard resource, and remained so for over...
...Kitab al-Musta‘ini, or Kitab al-adwiyah al-mufradah (Book of Simples), is a treatise on medical remedies and drugs which draws on the learning of earlier Arab scholars such as Ibn Butlan, Al-Kindi and Al-Biruni, as well as classical Greek...
...The first de Tournes edition of the three books of Mesue; Ducois had previously printed the Sylvius edition in Paris in 1542 and it was reprinted several times thereafter both in Paris and Lyons having become the standard text-book...
...The rare first edition of Jacob Sylvius' (Jacques Dubois) translation of Mesue's (Yūhannā ibn Māsawaih) classic treatise on materia medica and pharmacology. This, and the second edition, issued by the same printer two years later, were...
...Second edition of this collection of three anti-Arab polemics, focusing on errors and confusion in botanical and pharmacological terminology. Denigration of Avicenna was the central theme of the collection, published under the title Little...