1613 Rare Book - Petrarch's Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul (De remediis utriusque Fortunae).
Author : Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch).
Title: De remediis vtriusque Fortunae, libri duo. Editio Quinta, prioribus longe castigatior. Cum Indicibus locupletissimis.. (Complete 2 volumes of Remedies for Fortune).
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher : (Geneva - Esaias le Preux was active at Geneva at this date.), Esaias le Preux, 1613.
Size: 5 " X 3 ".
Pages: 728-(30) pages (Complete 2 volume bound in one).
Binding: Attractive and very good dark blue full textured calf leather binding with richly gilt spine, gilt title label to spine, and gilt dotted line borders to board (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, the upper part of spine slightly chipped - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining, antique bookplate of Joseph Smith on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the portrait on the title page.
Estimate : (USD 500 - USD 800)
The book: Rare 17th-century edition of Petrarch's Remedies for Fortune Fair and Fin very good condition - De remediis utriusque fortunae being a collection of 254 Latin dialogues written by the humanist Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), commonly known as Petrarch. The dialogues, completed towards the end of Petrarch's life, are treasure-chests of wisdom and humour which have not lost their relevance despite the passing of six centuries. They display remarkably lucid ideas that are cogently expressed. Drawing on classical sources, Petrarch expounded on refinement in taste and intellect, on finesse and propriety in speech and style.
The writing is a bouquet of moral philosophy, set out to show how thought and deed can generate happiness on the one hand, or sorrow and disillusionment on the other. In a recurring theme throughout the dialogues, Petrarch advises humility in prosperity and fortitude in adversity.
The author: Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 18/19, 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch, was a scholar and poet of Renaissance Italy who was one of the earliest humanists.
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1613 Rare Book - Petrarch's Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul (De remediis utriusque Fortunae). Price List