Lot 62

Vicentini (Francesco) & Paitoni (Giovambatista)

Terminazione degl’Illustrissimi, ed eccellentissimi Signori sopra Provveditori alla Sanita’, FIRST EDITION, 4 parts in one, woodcut device of Venice to each title, initials and ornaments, leaves trimmed, contemporary speckled paper wrappers, joints splitting, rubbed and frayed, 4to, Heirs of Antonio Pinelli, Venice, 1768.

*** Interesting collection of early accounts of inoculations given in Venice in 1768, with several specific cases described, including smallpox. Francesco Vicentini and Giovambatista Paitoni were among the first in Italy to experiment with inoculation against the disease.

Estimate: £300-£400