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Nicandri Colophoni (Theriaca).

Nincandro de COLOFÓN (Author)

Pedro JAIME ESTEVE (Translator)

Johannes Mey Flandrus (Printer)

Origin: Valencia, XVI c.
Biblioteca Histórico-Médica del Instituto de Estudios Documentales e Históricos sobre la Ciencia (Universitat de València - C.S.I.C.).

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Facsimile. Old Books. Collection of Incunabula and Old Books.

10,5 x 16 cm.
98+4 crd.
196+8 crd.
Latin and Greek.
29th January 1999.
Parchment on wooden board.
Animal poisons.
Presentation dust jacket cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing facsimile.
Numbered by notary and signed by the printer-publisher.
Specially made laid paper.
Optional: Study in Spanish: by José María López Piñero (Former Head of the Instituto de Estudios Documntales e Históricos de la Ciencia of the Universitat de València, CSIC). Included in
Bibliofilia Antigua VI.
Extremely rare copy.

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This is the first treatise on animal poisons by the doctor and poet of antiquity, Nicandro of Colophon (2nd  Century B.C.).

The Greek text appears together with its Latin translation and an analysis (differentiated by the smaller italics used for its composition) by Pedro Jaime Esteve (c.1500-1558), professor of the University of Valencia and the founder of its school of renaissance-oriented doctors and naturalists.

This is one of the greatest contributions in Spanish to the genre of editions of classic scientific works with accompanying commentary and it is also one of the most carefully produced Greek texts published in fifteenth century Spain.


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AC History of art / art & design styles
ACN History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
ACND Renaissance art
AFH Prints & printmaking
AFJ Other graphic art forms
AFT Decorative arts
DB Classical texts
DCF Poetry by individual poets
DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
HBJD European history
HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE
HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
MBX History of medicine
MMG Pharmacology
PDX History of science
PSV Zoology & animal sciences
PSVW5 Reptiles
WCS Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter

1D Europe
1DSE Spain
1DSET Valenciana, Autonomous Community
1DSET Valenciana, Autonomous Community
1QDAG Ancient Greece
2ADL Latin
2AHA Ancient (Classical) Greek
3D BCE to c 500 CE
3JB c 1500 to c 1600