Amsterdam: Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1644.
Illustrated by Illustrated title page. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #BOOKS001861I
Rebacked with original spine laid down, edgewear, owner's signature. Solid hardcover.; Later [18th century?] full calf binding with gilt rulings, five compartment spine with gilt rulings, stamps and lettering. Latin language text. Scarce first Elzevir printing, complete in 8 books; ref Berghman 579. No errata present. Not in Garrison and Morton, although Jonston's earlier Thaumatographia naturalis is # 287. Translated into English in 1657 by Nicholas Culpeper as The Idea Of Practical Physick, Wing STC 1018. A well regarded physician and naturalist, Jonston was Polish-born of Scottish immigrants. A Calvinist, he studied at St Andrew's,Cambridge and Leidin, received his MD from Leiden in 1634, and spent most of his life practicing and teaching in Poland. An uncommon first edition of this important textbook of clinical medicine.; [xii] 759  pages.
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