1654 Fundamenta Medicinae Plempius Medicine Descartes Harvey Kepler Optics

PLEMP, Vopiscus Fortunatus

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Vopiscus Fortunatus Plemp was a 17th-century Dutch physician who closely followed the teachings and practices of William Harvey. As a close friend of Rene Descartes, Plempius corresponded frequently with the famous philosopher. In fact, the two were close enough that Descartes was frustrated with Plemp when Plemp published his ‘Fundamenta Medicinae’ without his approval. Though upon inspection, it was clear why Plemp did not seek Descartes’ consent. ‘Fundamenta Medicinae’ references Harvey’s blood circulation theories and outright rejected Descartes’ explanations as “lacking a good empirical basis”. (Alexandrescu).

 

Plemp also discusses the teachings of Johannes Kepler especially in context with spectacles and optics, as well as a separate section on ophthalmology.

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1654 Fundamenta Medicinae Plempius Medicine Descartes Harvey Kepler Optics

 

Vopiscus Fortunatus Plemp was a 17th-century Dutch physician who closely followed the teachings and practices of William Harvey. As a close friend of Rene Descartes, Plempius corresponded frequently with the famous philosopher. In fact, the two were close enough that Descartes was frustrated with Plemp when Plemp published his ‘Fundamenta Medicinae’ without his approval. Though upon inspection, it was clear why Plemp did not seek Descartes’ consent. ‘Fundamenta Medicinae’ references Harvey’s blood circulation theories and outright rejected Descartes’ explanations as “lacking a good empirical basis”. (Alexandrescu).

 

Plemp also discusses the teachings of Johannes Kepler especially in context with spectacles and optics, as well as a separate section on ophthalmology.

 

Item number: #8964

Price: $1500

 

PLEMP, Vopiscus Fortunatus

 

Vopisci Fortunati Plempii… fundamenta medicinae ad scholae acribologiam aptata. Editio tertia iterum recognita interpolata aucta. Accedit D. Vermastii breve apologema pro authore adversus dicteria et ineptias cujusdam Κηπουρου [A. Kyperi]. Item doctorum aliquot in Academia Lovaniensi virorum judicia de philosophia Cartesiana… Ophthalmolographia sive Tractatio oculo.

 

Lovanii: typ. ac sumt. H. Nempaei, 1654. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1
    • ‘Vopisci Fortunati Plempii…’
      • [4], 427, [1]
    • ‘Ophthalmolographia sive Tractatio oculo’
      • [16], 240
      • Dated 1648
    • References: Vlad Alexandrescu, Branching Off, p. 353;
    • Language: Latin
    • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
    • Size: ~12.5in X 8in (31.5cm x 20.5cm)
    • Extremely rare and desirable with no other example for sale worldwide

 

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8964

Categories

Medicine & Science

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Authors

PLEMP, Vopiscus Fortunatus

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete