Book of Simple Medicines, XV century

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Le Livre des simple Médecines (The Book of simple medicines) of the National Library of Russia, in St. Petersburg, is a unique codex, not only for the beauty of its illustrations, but because it is the culmination of European medieval knowledge about the substance of the three kingdoms of nature that serve to cure or alleviate disease.

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ISBN: 9788488526694 Categories: , ,
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The codex Le Livre des simples médecines (The Book of Simple Medicines), the original of which is kept in the National Library of Russia (Sign. FP. Fv VI # 1), in Saint Petersburg, is a very special medical manuscript, both for the beauty of the illuminations as for being a compendium of medieval European knowledge, originating from classical Greece.

Facsimile size: 28.5 x 37.5 cm. 340 pages with a splendid iconographic atlas with 386 figures. Golden edges. Bound in brown leather with gold trim.
Study book 430 pages, format 27 x 37 cm, bilingual Spanish-French and highly illustrated.
Facsimile and study book presented in a closed leather box case 32 x 41 x 7 cm.
Facsimile edition of the Moleiro publishing house, limited to 987 numbered and notarized copies, long out of print.

Contents of the study book:
Codex Le Livre des simples médecines, from the National Library of Russia
José Mª López Piñero (†) (López Piñero Institute of History of Science and Documentation, University of Valencia – C.S.I.C.)
Codicological study
Natacha Elaguina (Chief Curator, Department of Western Manuscripts, National Library of Russia)
The illustrations of the Livre des simples médecines of the National Library of Russia
Carlos Miranda (Doctor of History)
Le Livre des simples médecines, annotated translation
María Luz López Terrada (Institute of History of Science and Documentation López Piñero, University of Valencia – C.S.I.C)

Complete copy and in perfect condition.

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