Luis Venereae Perfectissimus Tractatus…exceptus, in capita distinctus, indice locupletatus, luciq; datus: opera. Andreghetti Andreghettii.

Patavii [Padua]: Apud Laurentium Pasquatum… .1597

4to, ff. (viii), 48, (1) errata. With two different printer’s devices (on the title and last leaf), and two woodcut tailpieces. Library stamp on the title, otherwise a very clean copy. Old boards. Presentation copy from the author to an unnamed recipient, inscribed and dated at the foot of the title in the year and place of publication: “Donum Authoris VII Novemb. Ao. IIIC Patavii”.

Second edition (first, 1593, under a slightly different title) of the the principal treatise on venereal disease of Ercole Sassonia (1551–1607), a Paduan by birth and professor of medicine at the university of Venice and later of Padua. This copy is unusual in having a contemporary presentation inscription, and for having a final errata leaf which is not recorded in any other copy found.


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