Horology and Science Books | 11 April 2013
Galenus (Claudius) - Omnia, Quae Extant, in Latinum Sermonem Conversa,
Omnia, Quae Extant, in Latinum Sermonem Conversa,
11 vol. in 4, edited by Conrad Gesner, the copy of the 17th century physician Robert Gray with his marginalia , general title within an ornate woodcut historiated border, other titles with woodcut printer's devices, 6 parts with colophon f. with woodcut printer's device, the others with woodcut printer's device to verso of final text f., woodcut illustrations, diagrams, initials and head-pieces, occasional ink marginalia of Robert Gray, index vol. with blank l6, part 10 misbound after preliminaries (but complete), vol.1 lacking final f. (presumably a colophon f.), index vol. lacking 1 leaf (i4), water-staining to start of vol.2, a few small stains, occasional light soiling, lightly browned, antique style blind-stamped calf, spines in compartments, each with double gilt leather labels, [Adams G39; Durling 1757], folio, Basel, Hieronymus Froben & Nicolaus Episcopius,  - 1562.
⁂ An attractive edition with an interesting medical provenance.
Provenance: Robert Gray was a doctor in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and became an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians in December, 1684. The College was required by the House of Lords to give in a list of their numbers those who were 'Papists, reputed Papists, or criminals'. In the return dated 1st July, 1689 Dr Gray s name appears under the heading of 'criminals or reputed criminals'. The title to each volume bears his ink inscription; 'George D. Gibb M.D. M.A., July 23rd, 1863' (ink inscription to first f. of preliminaries of all vol.).
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