Hadrianus. Animadversa, ejusdemque de coma commentarium....
Roterodami: Apud Joannem Hofhout, 1708. 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). Frontis.,  ff.,
First published in 1556, this is a medical treasury by the
Dutch physician and humanist Hadrianus Junius (Dutch, Adriaen de Jonghe, 1511–75).
Junius was not only an illustrious physician but also a Renaissance man who
wrote neo-Latin poems, medical and botanical works, emblem books, history,
and a Greek–Latin dictionary. This work is an overview of ancient medicine
(with Junius’s improvements thereon), including a treatise on human hair.
An engraved frontispiece portrait of the author faces the red-and-black title.
the image to the right
for an enlargement.
Not in Garrison & Morton. Contemporary calf, spine gilt
extra (and quite beautifully) with red morocco label; abraded and stained,
joints starting. Shallow bumping to page edges; soiling and browning; inked
and pencilled notations on front fly-leaves. Marbled endpapers and all edges
here . . .
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