Sale 2468 - Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, March 8, 2018

163 c BARNADES, MIGUEL. Instrucción sobre lo arriesgado que es en Ciertos Casos enterrar a las Personas sin constar su Muerte por otras Señales mas que las vulgares. [16], 509 pages. 4to, 197x144 mm, contemporary vellum boards, book block loose in binding; light dampstaining in lower outer corners in first half of volume. Madrid:Antonio de Sancha, 1775 [300/500] first edition of a treatise on apparent death and resuscitation, with case histories of premature burial and autopsy, and a long preliminary section on funeral customs in various cultures. Chinchilla IV, 56- 58; Hernández Morejón VII, 303-05; Palau 24217. 164 c BIURETA, PEDRO DE, editor. Libro de Medicina, y Remedios de las Enfermedades. [44], 245 pages * JOHN XXI, Pope; et al. Libro de Medicina llamado Tesoro de Pobres [and other texts]. [4], 210, [14] pages.Together, 2 volumes. 4to, 198x135 mm, and 8vo, 150x106 mm, both in worn contemporary vellum boards; contents of both soiled and dampstained with contemporary owners’ notes at end, title in first work chipped along edges and mounted and most of rear free endpaper torn out in first work. Ownership inscription of Agustín García Blanco dated 1835 in first work. sold as is . Madrid: Juan García Infanzón, 1703; Barcelona: Pablo Escuder, mid-18th century [100/200] 165 c CLETI, EZIO. De morbo strangulatorio opus. 160, [16] pages, including final blank. 8vo, 160x106 mm, contemporary stiff wrappers with spine title in ink, top of backstrip chipped, dampstains on front cover; few gatherings dampstained, scattered clean tears, worming in blank upper inner corners toward end. Rome: Lodovico Grignani, 1636 [250/350] first edition of an early monograph on diphtheria, its symptoms, prognosis, and treatment. 166 c CORTÉS, JERÓNIMO. Libro de Fisonomia Natural y Varios Secretos de Naturaleza. [16], 246 pages. 8vo, 141x100 mm, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, book block loose in binding; marginal dampstaining on opening leaves, heavily scored early inscription on title verso showing through on recto, occasional soiling, G1 torn and repaired without text loss, ink smudges on H3r. Later ownership inscriptions of José Camilo Urzúa. Seville: Juan de la Puerta for the heirs of Pedro Santiago, 1723 [250/350] Later edition of a work first published in the late 1590s comprising sections on physiognomy, the therapeutic properties of rosemary, distillation, medical and natural secrets, and cosmography. Hernández Morejón IV, 292-93; Thorndike VI, 166-69. OCLC locates only the University of Granada copy; this edition not in Palau or CCPBE. 167 c LEGROS, FRANCISCO. Tesoro de Medicina. [16], 192, [16] pages. 8vo, 145x99 mm, contemporary vellum boards with thong catches, lacking clasps; margins trimmed slightly entering text on preliminary ¶4, occasional toning, scattered minor stains. Madrid: Francisco Martínez Abad (for the author), (1718) [400/600] first edition of a guide to the preparation of iatrochemical remedies influenced by the theories of Helmont and Paracelsus, which Legros sought to popularize in Spain. Pages 165-92 concern the anatomy of the eye and vision. Chinchilla III, 23-24; Hernández Morejón VI, 401-02; Palau 134482. MEDICINE, continued