RIVIÈRE, Lazare [Riverius, 1589-1655]. Institutiones Medicae, in Quinque Libros Distinctae, Quibus Totidem Medicinae partes, Physiologia, Pathologia, Semeiotice, Hygienine, & Therapeutice ….
Lugduni: Antonii Cellier, 1659. 1659
Two works bound together. Small thick 4to. , 535, ; , 311,  pp. Engraved frontis. port., engraved title vignettes, engraved head pieces, engraved initials, 5 folding tables, index; lightly foxed, marginal damp staining to upper corner from half-title-112 & 473-538 pp. (first work), marginal burn hole 447-448 pp. (text unaffected), small marginal chip to title (second work), damp staining 1-14 & at head of gutter 12-74 pp. (second work), ink stain p. 51, wear affecting text p. 313 (second work - index) with early repair and ms. replacement of missing letters. Early paper spine preserving original vellum boards; spine & extremities rubbed, vellum soiled. Very good. RARE. EARLY EDITIONS. Important works by Riverius on the practice of medicine. Riverius was physician to the King of France, and introduced the teaching of chemistry to the University Montpellier. He was one of the earliest advocates of Harvey’s doctrine in France, and made valuable contributions to the history of dentistry, dermatology, otology, and psychiatry. NLM (17th C.), 9694 & 9718; Wellcome, IV, p. 534 (both works). [Complete title: Institutiones Medicæ, in Quinque Libros Distinctæ, Quibus Totidem Medicinæ partes, Physiologia, Pathologia, Semeiotice, Hygienine, & Therapeutice Dilucidè Explicantur. Lugduni: Antonii Cellier, 1656. WITH: Observationum Medicarum, & Curationum Insignium Centuriæ Tres, Quibus Accesserunt Obseruationes ab Aliis Communicatæ: Necnon Centuria Quarta, Post Obitum Authoris in eius Musæo Reperta; & Cura ac Diligentia Simeonis Iacoz Doctoris Monspeliensis, in Lucem nunc Primum Edita, cum Obseruationibus Morborum Infrequentium, Anonymi Cuiusdam, Inter eius Scripta Repertis.]