Venetiis: Laurentium Basilium, 1757. First Edtion Thus. Leather. Very Good. Item #27045
(22) + 536; 591-621 (pagination mis-numbered, content consecutive) + (1) pages Catalogus Laurentium Basilium. Frontispiece portrait illustration of the author; woodcut title, chapter & tailpiece ornaments. Latin text, with occasional Greek. The works of Hermann Boerhaave (1668 - 1738), Dutch physician, associated with the Univ. of Leiden; appointed "...the chair of practical medicine, and in this capacity he had the merit of introducing the modern system of clinical instruction. Four years later he was appointed also to the chair of chemistry..." (see Encyc. Brit. 11th ed.) Including: Institutiones medicae; Aphorismi de cognoscendis et curandis morbis; Libellus de materie medica; De lue aphrodisiaca, sive venerea; Atrocis, nec descripti prius morbi historia; Atrocis, rarissimique morbi historia altera; De fabrica glandularum in corpore humano; De mercurio experimenta; Orationes octo; De utilitate explorandorum in aegris excrementorum ut signorum; Introductio in praxin clinicam; Praelectiones de calculo; De distinctione mentis a corpore; Horti Ludguno-Batavi descriptio. Title page with the owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush M.D., U.S. Navy; in service as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894, and with his small number-ticket on front endpaper. Approx. 7 1/4" x 9 1/2" size, bound in later 19th century marbled-paper covered boards, dark brown leather corners & spine, gilt fleuron decorations & titles, marbled endpapers. A little edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding; frontispiece illustration laid-down; first few leaves with a few tiny wormholes, no loss to text; front endpapers with surface paper scrapes at bottom edges; an ink name below the portrait; block strongly bound; in very good condition.