1713. Item #84525
CASTELLI, Bartolomeo. BARTHOLOMAEI CASTELLI LEXICON MEDICUM GRAECO-LATINUM ... ante a Iacobo Pancratio Brunone iterato editum, nunc denuo ab eodem et aliis plurimis novis accesionibus locupletatum et in multis correctum. Lipsiae: Thomam Fritsch, 1713. 788 pp. 4to., no spine, boards detached (quarter red leather over marbled paper), heavily chipped, worn. Chipped first blank page detached, laid in, with ink ownership. Ink ownership also to title page. Block split in a number of places but held together by remaining bands. Moderate to heavy foxing in the text. Pp. 361-2 and 459-60 have horizontal tears with no loss. Binding copy, as is. "Best" edition of this popular medical dictionary, first edited by Jacob Bruno at Nuremberg in 1682. Contains the importatnt 26-page lexicon with medical terms in Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, French and Italian. Also contains the earliest usage of the term "rubella" (Mettler) and the only known usage of "anaesthesia" prior to Quistorp in 1718. Castelli (d. ca. 1607) was a professor of medicine, philosophy and theology at Messina. The lexicon was first published in 1598 and remained popular through the end of the 18th century.