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BACCIUS (Andrea). De Thermis. Libri septem.... - Lot 16 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
BACCIUS (Andrea). De Thermis. Libri septem. Venice, Vincent Valgrisius, 1571. In-folio, vellum with light overlay, gilt title on spine (modern pastiche binding).
Title, (35) pp. 509 pp.
First edition of this scholarly treatise on the history of thermal waters and their therapeutic qualities; some passages concern nutrition during baths. Andrea Baccius (1524-1600), a physician, had obtained in 1567 the chair of botany at the university "La Sapienza"; in 1586, Pope Sixtus V appointed him first physicist.
Handwritten notes on the back of the last leaf. Pale foxing, small angular wetness, small worm gallery in fine.
Simon, Gastr. 156; Simon, BB II, 66; B.IN.G, 130.
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