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CORNARO (Louis). Advice and means, very simple... - Lot 40 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
CORNARO (Louis). Advice and means, very simple and easy, to live more than a hundred years in perfect health. Paris, Jacques Le Febvre; Brussels, Jean Leonard, 1701. In-12, two-tone morocco, broad tan border with cold scroll and corner fleuron, dark central rectangle, dark ribbed spine, with gilt fillets, red speckled edges (Binding of the period).
Title, (4) ff. 110 pp.
Translation from the Italian by M. de Premont.
One of the recommendations for a long life of the Italian hygienist Luigi Cornaro (1467-1566), a descendant of Venetian Doges, is to avoid drunkenness and gluttony; he thus explains the influence of food on the humours. The first edition of this famous work appeared in 1558 in Padua, in-4. Cornaro composed this book at the age of 40, after having ruined his health by abusing pleasures and decided on a strict hygiene: he died a hundred years old.
Unidentified armorial bookplate. Lower spine missing, binding rubbed.
Vicaire, 212, mentions another Parisian edition at the same date, in a translation by M. de La Bodonière.
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