1542. Item #78833
GALEN. GALENI IN LIBRUM HIPPOCRATIS DE VICTUS RATIONE IN MORBIS ACUTIS Commentarii quattuor. Ioanne Vasseo Meldensi interprete, a quo denuo sunt recogniti & regustati. Paris, Simon de Colines, 1542. 8vo. 172ff. Second edition, revised from the first edition of 1531, and with a new dedication. Galen's commentary on Hippocrates' "The Regimen in Serious Illness," translated from the Greek and edited by Jean Vasses of Meaux (1486-1550). Vasses, one of the most learned and successful physicians of his time, was Dean of the Medical Faculty at Paris, and author of a "Medical Enchiridion" and treatises on urology. The fifth-century BC Hippocratic text is also presented in Latin, accompanied by Galen's commentary in Italics. Galen (ca.130-ca.200 AD), a Greek born in Pergamon, traveled and studied widely before becoming physician to gladiators, and then, in Rome, personal physician to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. His writings were most influential during the Middle Ages. This translation was used by Brasavola, who edited a complete edition of Galen's works, in his edition of 1546 (Venice, Scotus). Another edition appeared in London in 1563. Woodcut of Father Time on title. Some smudging to first and last few leaves; library marks; ink mark to title. Otherwise internally clean, in later leather with spine damaged and front board detached. A.e.g. (Renouard p.359). Rare.