Oeuvres d’Hippocrate. Aphorismes, traduits d’apres la collation de vingt-deux manuscrits, & des interpretes Orientaux; par M. Lefebvre de Villebrune. [Bound with:] Pronostiques et prorrhetique I… avec tous les passages paralleles; traduits par Lefebvre-Villebrune.

  • Hippocrates
  • Paris: Chez Theophile Barrois le jeune 1786

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Description

18mo, pp. xvii [i], 156, [iv], 173, [1]. Contemporary marbled sheep, spine divided by a gilt roll, red morocco label, marbled endpapers. Paper somewhat browned and spotted (especially in second work), a few small stains. Binding rubbed at extremities, one corner worn. Small shelfmark label to front flyleaf, Japanese bookseller’s price ticket to rear pastedown.

Notes

The first printings of works of Hippocrates translated into French by the physician and translator Jean Baptiste Lefebvre de Villebrune (1732-1809). The various works were published at different times, with the Aphorismes coming first in 1786 then the Pronostiques in An III (1795) - when this volume was presumably compiled - and the project finishing with the Coaques in An VII (i.e. 1798/9). The translator's work was presumably delayed by the Revolution, and indeed there is a bifolium on different paper bound after the title-page of the Pronostiques containing a (hastily added?) address 'aux Citoyens'. Only the half-titles indicate any connection between the volumes, and the works are almost always catalogued separately, with Worldcat locating no complete sets.

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