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Egypt. GAETANI. Sulla peste che afflisse l'Egitto.

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Egypt. GAETANI. Sulla peste che afflisse l'Egitto.
 Egypt. GAETANI, Francesco. Sulla peste che afflisse l'Egitto l'anno 1835. Napoli, Tip. del Min. di Stato, 1841

8vo, 205x126 mm, quarter calf binding, gilt titles and ornaments at the spine. 3 copper plates out text. This specimen contains 10 watercolored drawing out text of medical motives. Nice copy.

Bound with: MOREA, Vitangelo. Una giornata di divertimento da Napoli a Pozzuoli per Succavo. Napoli, 1833

8vo, 205x126 mm, quarter calf binding, gilt titles and ornaments at the spine. date of publication is explained at p. 46.

Condition Report

Rare and important original edition. The work, written by the Protomedic of the Pasha of Egypt, is not only a documented and accurate story of the epidemic that occurred in Egypt but also deals with etiology, prognosis and cure of the disease, discussing the different theories that the most eminent physicians supported at the time. At the end of the book, the ten colored tables represent the organic injuries sustained by the pestilential virus, drawn directly from the corpses.
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