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2d, ed., 8vo, contemporary vellum. First published in 1530, this is an excerpt from the scarce second edition of Fracastoro’s works which utilized a different and more readable translation than the first edition of 1530. [Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance, p. 379.] Condition: Fair -- pp. 170-215 of a larger volume, but with the colophon and registratum present at rear. The text block is generally clean with occasional foxing and toning or browning; front hinge cracked; covers intermittently stained, rubbed, peeled at extremities, endpapers browned. Contains the complete text of the 1530 poem, "Syphils sive Morbus Gallicus” the first appearance of the medical condition of syphilis. While filled with mythological allusions, the poem affords a good clinical description of the origin, symptoms and treatment of the disease now known by the name Fracastoro gave to one of his characters. Hieronymi Fracastorii, or Girolamo Fracastoro, (1483-1553) was a doctor, philosopher, poet and humanist. He was an important member of the early sixteenth century intellectual scene, not only for this famous poem , but also for his proposal for an alternative to the Ptolemaic astronomical system, developed a few years before the Copernican revolution. This excerpt has two other short works included: Joseph Libri I and II - Ad Alexandrum Farnesium Cardinalem Ampless [pp. 185-198] and Carminum Liber Unus / In Obitu M. Antonnii Turriani Veronensis [pp. 195-215]
Title: "Syphils sive Morbus Gallicus" [Excerpt from the 1573 edition of his collected works “Opera omnia...."
Edition: 2d edition
Publisher: Venice: I[J]untuas: 1573
Book Condition: Fair
Item: 2.00 lbs
Seller ID: k190203f