Nouvelles Lettres de Feu Mr. Gui Patin, Tirees du Cabinet de Mr. Charles Spon, Contenant l'Histoire du tems, & des particularitez sur la Vie & sur les Ecrits des Savans de son Siecles.

PATIN, Gui (or Guy).

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Place Published: Amsterdam
Publisher: Steenhouwer
Date Published: 1718

Description: Titles in red and black with engraved vignettes, woodcut head and tailpieces. 2 vols. 12mo, original sprinkled calf, joints weak; ex lib. Amsterdam, 1718. Very good.

Comments: "Gui Patin is unique in our annals ... Scores of doctors have written letters; none save his remain as a permanent contribution to literature." Osler 5277. Voltaire praised Patin's letters "parce qu'il contient de nouvelles anecdotes que tout le monde aime, et des satires que l'on aime davantage." BIOGR. MED VI, 375.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: French
Type: Books

Book ID: 30530


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