Incunabula medica : a study of the earliest printed medical books, 1467-1480 View larger
Osler (William), 1849-1919

Incunabula medica : a study of the earliest printed medical books, 1467-1480

[Oxford], Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1923
(28.5 cm), xi, 137 pp., 16 leaves of plates. Publisher’s linen-backed printed boards. - The “List of medical books printed before 1481” (pp.39-126) was edited by Victor Scholderer; the preface is by A.W. Pollard. “Based on Osler’s presidential address to the Bibliographical Society in 1914, the work opens with an essay showing the influence of printing upon the development of modern medicine. Next follows a descriptive list of 217 medical books printed to 1480” (Garrison-Morton, 6769). ¶ Binding very worn (headcap torn, tear along one joint).
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