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Institutionum medicinae, ad Hippocratis, Galeni, aliorumque veterum scripta recte intelligenda mire utiles libri quinque

Fuchs, Leonhart, 1501-1566
Lugduni: Apud Thomam Guerinum
Historical Collection, Eskind Biomedical Library

This piece displays a vellum binding which exemplifies some of the earliest binding forms. The outside of the book contains one sheet of vellum, or animal skin, which holds and protects the pages of the book. Having such an old book really shows off the quality and durability of a vellum bound book.