Avenzohar | Liber teisir, Venice, 1496, limp vellum, and other works
Avenzohar, Averroes, Marco Antonio Zimara, Niccolò Boneto
Three works published by Ottaviano Scoto in one volume, comprising:
Avenzohar. Liber Teisir, sive Rectificatio medicationis et regiminis. Averroes: Colliget [edited by Hieronymus Surianus]. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 31 May 1496, 108 leaves, a-d8 e-f6 g-o8, double column, 66 lines plus headline, gothic type, woodcut printer's device below colophon, a few small wormholes in gutter
Zimara, Marcantonio. Theoremata seu memorabilium propositionum limitationes noviter impressa. Venice: (heirs of Ottaviano Scoto, 20 April) 1531, woodcut printer's device on title-page and beneath colophon, woodcut initials, with final blank leaf, stained
Boneto, Niccolò. Habes Nicholai Bonetti... quattuor volumina: Metaphysicam videlicet naturalem phylosophiam praedicamenta ecnon theologiam naturalem... [edited by Lorenzo Venier]. Venice: Boneto Locatelli for the heirs of Ottaviano Scoto, 1505, woodcut initials, woodcut printer's device beneath colophon, light staining
3 works in one volume, folio (316 x 217mm.), contemporary limp vellum, some deckle edges, binding stained and defective, lacking ties
The second edition of Avenzohar's Kitab al-Teisir, a treatise on the alleviation of disease, also containing Averroes' al-Kulliyyat, his major medical work based on Galen and (to a lesser extent) Hippocrates. Avenzohar (Ibn Zuhr) and Averroes (Ibn Rushd) were friends and contemporaries in twelfth-century Muslim Spain; these two works of theirs "were meant to constitute a comprehensive medical textbook" (DSB XII, p.7b). Both treatises were written in Arabic, translated into Hebrew and then into Latin in the thirteenth century, and first printed together in 1490/91 (Colliget first appeared on its own in 1482). The text was prepared by the Camaldolese monk Girolamo Suriano (died 1522).
Marcantonio Zimara (c. 1460-1532) studied medicine in Padua, which was the centre of the study of Averroes in Italy; this work is one of several in which he attempted to reconcile Aristotle with Averroes. It was first printed in 1523 and regularly reprinted in the sixteenth century, proving influential on contemporary scholars such as Benedetto Varchi.
Boneto was a fourteenth-century Franciscan theologian and bishop of Malta; his Aristotelian textbook on systematic philosophy, Metaphysica, was first published in Barcelona in 1493 (without any commentary). The preface for this edition by Tiberio Bazalerio mentions that Giovanni Pico della Mirandola held Boneto in great esteem. Averroes is mentioned in the title as one of the texts used by Venier for his commentary.
ISTC ia01409000 & Edit16 33335 & 6951
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.