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SARCONE, Michele.
Istoria ragionata de' mali osservati in Napoli nell'intero corso dell'anno 1764;

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[together with] — Del contagio del vajuolo, e della necessità di tentarne lestirpazione. Tomo I [all published].

Published: Naples nella stamperia Simonia, 1765 & 1770

Stock Code: 116000

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First editions of both works. In the first work, dedicated to the Neapolitan regent Bernardo Tanucci, the Italian physician Michele Sarcone (1731–1797) describes the devastating gastrointestinal fever that struck Naples in 1764, the grim climax to several years of famine. Sarcone was a firm believer in autopsy to help diagnose the nature of such plagues. OCLC locates one copy in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh University Library) and three in the USA (Stanford, UCLA, and Library of Congress). There were two further editions, in 1802 and 1838. Sarcone's subsequent work on smallpox and its extirpation was left incomplete in a single volume. It is in two parts, with divisional titles, both titles stating "Tomo I". The first part contains a Prefazione and Memoria I and II; the second contains "Parte Prima", but no more was published. Register and pagination are continuous, with signatures: a4 A–Q8 [–]2 R–2H8. OCLC locates only the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin copy.
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Description

2 separate works, 3 volumes bound in 2, octavo (approx. 205 x 133 mm, the second work slightly taller). Matching contemporary half calf, smooth spines with gilt motifs in compartments, green morocco labels, patterned paper sides, red sprinkled edges.

Condition

Rubbed, a few wormholes to spine of second work also affecting inner hinges but not the text block, slightly shaken, still a pleasing set, very good.

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