Titre : Compendium sive (ut vulgo inscribitur) ...
Éditeur : Coloniae [Cologne]: apud Melchiorem Novesianum. 1537.
Date d'édition : 1537
4to, ff. (viii) including the final blank, CCLXVI [i.e. CCLXIV, foliation CXCIII?CXCIV omitted]. Large woodcut device on title. Tear in gutter and inner margin of title just touching the woodcut repaired from behind, single wormhole in margin of last 25 leaves. Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin panelled with central portraits and roll-tooled borders (a few small wormholes), a handsome copy. Eighteenth century armorial bookplate of C.W.G.V.N. on front pastedown and his signature on the title-page; also the signature of another of the family; bookplates of Piergiorgio Borio. First edition to be edited by Joannes Kaiser of Bertucci?s principal work, first printed in Lyon in 1509 and again in 1518. It ?comprises the following sections: De regimine sanitatis; De aegretudinibus particularibus; De febribus; De crisi et de diebus creticis; De venenis; De decoratione. According to Sarton, it contains also a chapter on anatomy including a description of the brain? (Stillwell). This chapter appears on f. XII, and the following chapters are on the diseases of the brain. According to Hirsch and others the author?s name is Bertucci, but it is spelled Bertrucci in this book. He was a pupil of Mondino, continuing his practice of dissecting cadavers in the classroom, and the teacher of Guy de Chauliac, who makes frequent mention of him. He died in Bologna in about 1342. He is one of five anatomists between Mondino and the beginning of the sixteenth century to be listed by Baas (Outlines of the history of medicine, p. 297), the others being Petrus de Argelata, Montagnana, Achilini, and Gabriel de Zerbis. Stillwell, The awakening interest in science, III, 313 and IV, 602 (1509 edition). N° de réf. du libraire 2897
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