1649 Rare Book - Petrarch's Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul (De remediis utriusque fortunae) with De Contemptu Mundi
Author: Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch).
Title: Francisci Petrarchae poëtae oratorisque clarissimi, De remediis utriusque Fortunae, libri duo. Ejusdem De contemptu mundi colloquiorum liber quem secretum suum inscripsit. Editio nova ac melior. Cum Indicibus duobus, altero Dialogorum, altero Rerum. (Complete 2 volumes of Remedies for Fortune bound with De Contemptu Mundi).
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Roterodami, ex officina Arnoldi Leers, 1649.
Size: 5.5 " X 3 ".
Pages: 824 pages + index.
Binding: Very good original full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare foxing or staining - as shown, name of a previous owner on the title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful engraved title page.
Estimate : (USD 750 - USD 1000)
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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