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Theriaca, Nicandri Colophoni, Valencia 1552

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The 1552 edition of Valencia is a printed copy of the famous work Theriaca, the Alexandrian poet Nicander of Colophon, contains his work Theriaka devoted to bites of poisonous animals such as snakes and insects and their remedies.

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Facsimile edition of the work printed in Valencia in 1552 on the Theriaca of Nicander Colophoni.

The original of this work is preserved in the Historical-Medical Institute and Historical Documentary Studies on Science (University of Valencia – C.S.I.C.) Library.

The 1552 edition of Valencia is a printed copy of the famous work Theriaca, the Alexandrian poet Nicander of Colophon, contains his work Theriaka devoted to bites of poisonous animals such as snakes and insects and their remedies.

Nicandro of Colophon, physician, poet and grammarian, lived in the second century BCE, in the court of Atala III, king of Pergamum, the future home of Galen and Oribasios. His magic formulas comprising 50 to 60 substances were increased by Mithridates, especially opium and herbs; by Critón, the doctor of Trajan, and especially by Andrómaco, Nero’s physician, who to protect them from any alteration, in a poem listed 71 substances that were considered until the nineteenth century, a real panacea.

Facsimile copy corresponding to the 1999 edition, numbered and limited to 3,000 copies, and authenticated by the publisher and deed. This issue corresponds to a very low, less than 10 number.

Bound in parchment, tinted edges. small format 11 x 16.3 cm. 204 pages. Texts in Latin and Greek.

Bello exemplary scientific and historical. In perfect state.

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