1645 Rare Latin Book - Francesco Petrarca - Petrarch's Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul
Author : Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch).
Title : Francisci Petrarchae de Remediis vtriusque Fortunae, Libri duo.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Genevae. : Apud Iacobum Stoer, 1645.
Size : 5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages : 728 + Index pages.
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Good to very content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining, outer margin of title page reinforced by a previous owner, hole in the outer margin of preliminary pages - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 450 - USD 600)
The book : Rare 17th century edition of Petrarch's Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul in 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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1645 Rare Latin Book - Francesco Petrarca - Petrarch's Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul Price List