Bruxelles: Ed. Culture & Civilisation, 1970. Facsimile edition. Hardcover. Folio. Full leather binding with gilt lettering on black label of spine. This is the 1970 facsimile of the original 1544 edition published in Paris by Petrus Galterius. Illustrated throughout with striking b/w diagrams of the human body and anatomy. Text is in Latin and Greek. Book is in near fine condition. vg. Item #21563
The author Vidus Vidius, born Guido Guidi (1508 - 1569), was an Italian surgeon and anatomist. He was the son of a physician and the painter Domenico Ghirlandajo. After practicing at Florence and Rome in Italy, he was invited by Francis I of France to come to Paris to be a personal doctor and teach at the Collège de France. While in Paris, Guido Guidi befriended artist Benvenuto Cellini and published this book on surgery, Chirugia, in 1544. This book was one of the best illustrated at the time and was based on works of Hippocrates, Galen, and Oribasius.