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Laurent JOUBERT Erreurs populaires au fait de la medecine et regime de sante


Erreurs populaires au fait de la medecine et regime de sante

Par Guillaume Bertrand, En Avignon 1578, In-16 (7x11,5cm), (80) 614pp., relié.

Very rare edition given by Guillaume Bertrand of which we know only this unique production. The work was printed the same year by Pierre Roux in Avignon. The work ends with a treatise with its own title page occupying the pages 575 to 674, the sheet 577 is missing. Only one copy is known from this edition in the French public collection at the Municipal Library of Carpentras. .
Posterior binding of the seventeenth in full speckled brown sheepskin. Back with nerves richly adorned. title label in beige morocco. Friction. 2 blunt corners. Copy a little short in mind. Slight trace of clear wetness throughout the volume on some leaflets.
Ex libris engraved with the arms of Suremain de Saizerey.
Work of a surprising modernity, as much by its will to question the habits as by the importance which it gives to the question of well-being. Joubert endeavors to describe the opinions and usages of the time and to rectify those who are false or dangerous. He is trying to establish a doctor's etiquette. Parts are devoted to pregnancy, breastfeeding, complexion and the importance of a healthy life. He rises especially against the traditional and too frequent purgations and bloodletting. The author ends his book by commenting on 70 popular sayings about health. In 1579 appeared a second part of popular errors. Joubert who had conceived six, did not donate following his project, criticized for too much boldness. The book is dedicated to Marguerite de Navarre. This dedication was deleted in the following edition as inappropriate.


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