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228 x 172 mm. 4to. [xvi], 258,  pp. Engraved allegorical title-page vignette, engraved historiated initials, headpieces, tailpieces, index, errata; foxed. Contemporary full vellum, ms. spine title; small chip in fore-edge of top cover. Paper label at foot of spine. Title-page with perforated library ownership mark. Very good. FIRST EDITION. "Lancisi was interested in public health and epidemiology, and had an understanding of the theory of contagion that was well in advance of its time. In the present work, his first on municipal hygiene, he examined what he considered to be the health-affecting aspects of the Roman environment, particularly her water supply and the insalubrious Pontine marshes. The second part of the work describes the influenza epidemic that began in Rome in 1709 and swept over most of Europe." Haskell Norman Library. DSB, VII, pp. 613-614 (this work is not included in the DSB bibliog.); Haskell Norman Library 1274; Osler 3149; Waller 5543; Wellcome, III, p. 441. First Edition.
Title: Dissertatio de nativis, deque adventitiis Romani coeli qualitatibus, cui accedit historia epidemiae rheumaticae, quae per hyemem anni MDCCIX vagata est.
Publisher: Rome:, Francisco Gonzaga, 1711.: 1711
lbs: 2.00 lbs
Seller ID: MM7951