Trattato di Vaccinazione con Osservazioni sul Giavardo e Vajuolo Pecorino. Luigi SACCO.
Trattato di Vaccinazione con Osservazioni sul Giavardo e Vajuolo Pecorino.
Trattato di Vaccinazione con Osservazioni sul Giavardo e Vajuolo Pecorino.
Trattato di Vaccinazione con Osservazioni sul Giavardo e Vajuolo Pecorino.

With Four Striking Hand-Colored Plates

Trattato di Vaccinazione con Osservazioni sul Giavardo e Vajuolo Pecorino.

Engraved frontis. port. of Jenner, engraved vignette on title, & four folding engraved plates, each finely hand-colored. 223, [2] pp. Large 4to, cont. vellum over boards (covers somewhat stained, upper hinge cracked but strong), spine gilt, red leather lettering piece on spine. Milan: Tipografia Mussi, 1809.

First edition. Sacco (1769-1836), was Italy’s first and most enthusiastic supporter of Jennerian vaccination and the first vaccinator in Lombardy, where smallpox was eliminated within three years. After Jenner’s own works, this is one of the most important early treatments of the subject and the first major Italian treatise on vaccination. It had an enormous effect in swaying professional and public attitude in favor of the procedure.

The four hand-colored plates show vaccinia pustules in vivid color.

Fine copy, attractively bound.

Price: $2,500.00

Item ID: 6708

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