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Cosmetics. LANZONI. De coronis et unguentis in antiquorum convivis.

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Cosmetics. LANZONI. De coronis et unguentis in antiquorum convivis.
 LANZONI, Giuseppe. De coronis et unguentis in antiquorum convivijs exercitatio philologica. Ab Italica in latinam linguam traduxit, sectionibus distinxit. Ferrariae, typis Bernardini Barberij, 1715

8vo, mm 152x100, Contemporary vellum binding, gilt title on the spine, red sprayed edges; pp. [16], 191, [17]; woodcut initials and ornaments; Round and Italic type. Slight wormholes on binding, good copy.

Condition Report

Rare first Latin edition. Playful work of supreme erudition that deals with the use of garlands and ointments in the receptions of the ancients. Written in Italian by the famous physician and anatomist Ferrara, author of numerous works of medicine, anatomy, surgery and zoology, this 'fun erudite' was translated into Latin by the Ferrarese scholar Girolamo Baruffaldi, who gave the text a tasty warning to the reader in which explains the need for the Latin translation of this book. Biography of illustrious Italians, p. 310.
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