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Medicine and Syphilis. LOBERA DE AVILA. Libro delle quatro Infermità Cortigiane.

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Medicine and Syphilis. LOBERA DE AVILA. Libro delle quatro Infermità Cortigiane.
 LOBERA DE AVILA, Luis. Libro delle quatro Infermitą Cortigiane, che sono Catarro, Gotta, Artetica, Sciatica; Mal di Pietre, et di Reni; Dolore di Fianchi, et Mal Francese, et d'altre cose utilissime. Venezia, Sessa, 1558.

Small 8vo mm. 150 x 95; Full calf binding of the XVIIth century, adorned spine; 24 leaves. n.n., 272 numbered leaves, 10 leaves n.n. missing 2 leaves at the end, one with the printer?s device, the other blank. Fine specimen.

Condition Report

Very rare work of the Spanish physician, Lobera de Avila, devoted to the most popular "courtesy infirmities". Particularly important is the fourth part, Del Franzese Mal, which occupies an important place in the field of the oldest literature on syphilis. At the end of the four books is the Treaty of Experients, which contains over 300 "secrets", recipes, electives and ointments for various infirmities. The author was the personal physician of Emperor Carlo V, and was active in the first half of the 18th century.

Bibliography

XVI. Wellcome, n. 3838; S.T.C., p. 390; Nat. Lib. Med., XVIth Cent., n. 2832. Palau, VII/n. 13942
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