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Dentistry, Wine and Syphilis. BACON, Francis. Historia Vitae et Mortis. Amsterdam, Ravesteyn, 1663

In,16mo, mm. 135x75; contemporary full vellum binding; pp. 201, [46, 1 b.]; woodcut vignette on titlepage, ornamental headpieces and initials. Traces of humidity on the first leaves, very nice copy.Condition Report


Rare Dutch edition. Work of medical and hygienic interest, which properly concerns the art of prolonging human life. There are also chapters on Gallic disease, wine, opium, and teeth. It was printed by Ravensteyn, in continuation of other works by Bacon published in the same years by Lodewijk Elzevier in Amsterdam. The lot is offered with a valid export license.

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Art of Longevity. BACON. Historia Vitae et Mortis.

Estimate €800 - €1,000Feb 14, 2019