Venice: Gabriel Giolito di Ferrari, 1549. First Italian translation of De Remediis Utriusque Fortune, a collection of 254 dialogues on how to live one's life in the face of both good and bad fortune, originally written in Latin. The dialogues, written toward the end of Petrarch's (1304-1374) life, are known for their wisdom and humor and for their lucid and elegant style. They enjoyed strong popularity in France and Germany, as well as Italy. They were translated into English as Phisicke Against Fortune (1579) by the Elizabethan physician Thomas Twyne. The final leaf, a blank, is present. Woodcut device on title-page. Title-page a bit soiled, some light marginal stains, but overall a very good, attractive copy. Contemporary stiff vellum with gilt olive morocco spine label. Octavo. . 416, [4, index] pp. Item #16024
Bongi, Annali di Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, I, p. 242-243. Censimenbto CNCE 26153.