Medici Antiqui Omnes …
Venice: The Sons of Aldus,
The Heirs of Aldus printed the medical writings of Galen in 1525 and Hippocrates in 1526 (see the previous case), and Paulus Manutius added to the Aldine medical literature in 1547 with this collection of ancient authors on various medical topics. The volume comprises short works by Celsus, Pliny, Apuleius, Aemilius Macer, Priscian, and others, and provides particular insight into how the ancients applied herbal remedies to disease and injury. The leaf displayed discusses the medical uses of cannabis.
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.