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[Canon medicinae] [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Avicenna, 980-1037 Author.
ابن سینا, ٩٨٠-١٠٣٧, Author.
Publication:
[Padua: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 1479]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (862 unumbered pages)
Series:
Bloomsbury Arcadian Online Library: History of Science and Medicine
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Subjects:
Medicine, Arab.
Medicine, Medieval.
Notes:
HC 2202; BMC VII, 917; GW 3117; Klebs 131.5; Osler (IM) 180; Wellcome I, 569; Islamic Science / Wellcome 1985, p.34; Stillwell Awakening III, 290; cf. Grolier Medicine p. 32 and PMM 11; Goff A-1419. See also Nancy Siraisi, Avicenna in Renaissance Italy (Princeton, 1987).
Local notes:
German16th century blindstamped pigskin.
Penn Provenance:
Count Oswald von Seilern und Aspang (London 1901-1967 Zürich) collected medieval and renaissance manuscripts, incunabula and later printed books at a time of extraordinary bibliophile opportunities. The four middle decades of the 20th century appear in retrospect as a golden age for rare-book collectors, if not for sellers. The market boom that reached its peak in the late 1920s has become legendary, while the mid-1970s can now be seen as the beginning of a long period of steadily-sometimes dramatically-rising prices and dwindling supplies, which still continues. The nearly half-century in between witnessed the dispersal of numerous highly important libraries on the Continent and in Britain, the activity of erudite and energetic bookdealers in Europe and America (many themselves moving from the Old World to the New), and several generations of new collectors who could choose from this cornucopia of literary properties and took advantage of fluctuating-occasionally declining-prices. It is in this climate that Count Oswald was able to indulge his bibliophily, while his now more famous younger brother, Count Antoine Seilern, was forming his splendid collection of paintings, which can today be seen at the Courtauld Institute and is perhaps the greatest bequest of art made to a British institution since the 19th century. Count Oswald's cosmopolitan life brought him to all the great centres of antiquarian bookselling, from Leipzig to New York. At the same time, he acted with such discretion that his magnificent collection has now been largely forgotten.
Contributor:
Rochabonellus, Petrus, -1491, Editor.
Gherardo da Cremona, ca 1114-1187, Translator.
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