Du Mouvement des Muscles, Livres deux ...

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Du Mouvement des Muscles, Livres deux ...

Nouuellement traduict de Latin en Francoys, par monsieur maistre Iehan Canappe.

Description: woodcut printer's device on title, larger version on the verso of last leaf, historiated woodcut initial for the dedication, criblé initial for each book, tiny repair to fore-margin of A5, not affecting text but apparently with the loss of a word of marginal annotation, mild damp-staining, pp. 83, [5], small 8vo, modern decorated paper wrappers [by Sün Evrard], slip-in case, contemporary underlining and marginal notes in a minuscule hand in French on the first 22 pages.

Publication Details: Lyons: Étienne Dolet, 1541

Notes: The first edition of Canappe's (or Canapé's) translation, the first of this text in any vernacular. Canappe was one of the first to teach medicine, more specifically surgery, in French, to the barber-surgeons of Lyons, some of whom, never mind having no Latin or Greek, were illiterate. His was the most important contribution to the burgeoning of translations of Classical medical texts in Lyons (Dolet of course another major figure) from the late 1530s till the 1560s. The circle involved in the progressive Lyons of the period includes not only those already named, but Rabelais, Champier, Agrip...more

Bibliography: (USTC 40296; Brunet II, col. 1451; Longeon 128; Copley Christie 36)

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Price: £3,000

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1541

Stock Number: 64591

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