Valencia, Biblioteca Histórico Médica de la Universidad de València, D/124(1)

Nicandri Colophoni. Theriaca Facsimile Edition

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This is the first treatise on animal poisons by the doctor and poet of antiquity, Nicandro of Colophon (2nd Century B.C.).

The Greek text appears together with its Latin translation and an analysis (differentiated by the smaller italics used for its composition) by Pedro Jaime Esteve (c.1500-1558), professor of the University of Valencia and the founder of its school of renaissance-oriented doctors and naturalists.

This work is one of the greatest Spanish examples of scientific classics, with incorporated analysis and is one of the most impeccable Greek texts published in XVI century Spain.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Nicandri Colophoni. Theriaca": Nicandri Colophoni (Theriaca) facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 1999

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Nicandri Colophoni (Theriaca)

Valencia: Vicent Garcia Editores, 1999

  • Limited Edition: 3160 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Nicandri Colophoni. Theriaca: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

The facsimile, printed on specially made laid paper, is contained in a cloth-lined presentation case with gold engraved leather spine.

A Spanish essay by María López Piñero (Former Head of the Instituto de Estudios Documntales e Históricos de la Ciencia of the Universitat de València, CSIC) is included in the commentary volume "Bibliofilia Antigua VI", available separately.


Parchment on wooden board.

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