1710 Prosperi Alpini PRAESAGIENDA VITA & MORTE AEGROTANTIUM Rare Book on MEDICAL PROGNOSIS & DIAGNOSIS
DE PRAESAGIENDA VITA & MORTE AEGROTANTIUM - LIBRI SEPTEM (this book has SEVEN SECTIONS, therefore the "Libri Septem" statement)... Cum Praefatione Hermanni Boerhaave. Editio nova...
By PROSPERI ALPINI (aka PROSPERO ALPINI, Prosper Alpinus, Prospero Alpinio, Prosperus Alpinus).
Published by ISAACI SEVERINI (Isaac Severini), Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden, Netherlands), M.DCC.X (1710).
The work is considered one of the greatest Renaissance Classics on MEDICAL PROGNOSIS and DIAGNOSTIC SCIENCES.
Hardcovers, calf leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, spine decorated in gilt, morocco spine title label, marbled endpapers, title page printed in red and black, 6x7.5 inches. Pagination: , 541,  pages.
GOOD CONDITION: Covers are worn at the spine ends and corner tips, show some rubbing and light scrapes, but remain solid and attractive. Internally, there is a small old bookseller's label at the bottom of the front pastedown "Librarie Ancienne / J. Mongenet / Geneve", old ink spots and a bit of old writing to the verso of the front free endpaper, a couple early ink stamps to the title page including one that states "Annulé", some old small handwritten notations to the title page including one at the bottom edge that reads "Donné par Mr. Aubert-Sarasin" (Donated by Mr. Aubert-Sarasin) (Aubert-Sarasin seems to have been someone of note), the pages are lightly toned and have a bit of foxing here and there but are overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.
Prospero Alpini, b.1553 d.1617, was a noted Venetian physician and botanist. You can read about his life and works on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.