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    Johann Virdung von Hassfurt; Hermes Trismegistus; Marsiglio Ficino; & Giovanni Paolo Gallucci. De Cognoscendis, Et Medendis Morbis Ex Corporum Coelestium Positione Libri IIII. Cum argumentis, & expositionibus Ioannis Paulli Gallucii Saloensis... Venice: Officina Damiani Zenari [Damiano Zenaro], 1584. Krown & Spellman retail: $1500. First Edition. Quarto. *-3*4,A-3K4 [Lacks 3L4 supplied in xeroxes loosely inserted.] [24],224ff=448pp. Large printer's device on title page, historiated initials, printer's ornaments, and many text charts; volvelle on G4v lacks its moving parts which was the plate called for in some bibliographies. Contemporary limp vellum, soiled and lacking ties. Tear across spine from cords. Old owner's name on front free endpaper. Crossed out, astrological notes on verso of rear free endpaper. Occasional light stains and light scattered foxing. Very good. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    "Ioannis Paulus Gallucius of Salo in 1584 at the request of the bishop of Mantua published at Venice a volume comprising various works on astrological medicine: that of 1532 of Johann Virdung von Hassfurt, the Iatromathematica of Hermes Trismegistus in the translation of Stadius, te pseudo-Galenic Prognostica...in the translation of Florence, Ficino on the pest and the triple life. Finally brief chapters of his own on erecting the celestial figure, finding the part of fortune and of the liver, dividing the zodiac, essential and accidental dignities of the planets, and the times appropriate for taking medicine." [Thorndike]

    This volume contains: Virdung, De cognoscendis; Hermes Trismegisti, Iatromathematica; Galen, Pergamenti Prognostica ex egroti decubitis; Marsiglio Ficino, De vita studiosorum tuends, De vits longa, De vita coelitus comparanda, & De peste; Giovanni Paolo Galluci, De figura coelesti erigenda, De parte fortunae, & hepatis extrahenda, De Zodiaci divisione, De planetarum dignitatibus tum effentialibus, tum accidentalibus, De temporibus ad medicandum accomodatis. EDIT on-line cnc 39524. Durling/NLM 4631. Gardner, Astrologica, 1261 "A fine work on Astrology." Wellcome 3077. Riccardi II,567. Marshall III,389. BM STC (Ital.) 729. Not in Adams. Cantamessa 4745.

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