Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Medica Sacra: Sive, de Morbis Insignioribus, qui in Bibliis Memorantur, Commentarius. Ricardo Mead.
Medica Sacra: Sive, de Morbis Insignioribus, qui in Bibliis Memorantur, Commentarius
Medica Sacra: Sive, de Morbis Insignioribus, qui in Bibliis Memorantur, Commentarius

Medica Sacra: Sive, de Morbis Insignioribus, qui in Bibliis Memorantur, Commentarius

Londini: Joannem Brindley, 1749. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xix, [3], 108pp. Finely tooled original calf. Lacking back cover, first two leaves & last leaf detached but present. Decorative head and tailpieces. In his famous work Mead argues that pagan ideas regarding demons had entered Christianity. Mead understood those afflicted by demons in the New Testament to refer simply to those suffering from a variety of illnesses: "That the Daemoniacs, daimonizomenoi, mentioned in the gospels, laboured under a disease really natural, though of an obstinate and difficult kind, appears to me very probable from the accounts given of them." Contemporary such as Isaac Newton, Joseph Mede, and Arthur Ashley Sykes shared Mead's opinion on the subject. Text in Latin. Some age toning to outer edges of pages. Bottom corners of first and last few leaves bumped and creased. Binding in poor, interior in overall good condition. As is. poor to good. Item #30675

Price: $150.00

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