Phisicke against fortune, aswell prosperous as aduerse, : conteyned in two bookes. Whereby men are instructed, with lyke indifferencie to remedie theyr affections, aswell in tyme of the bryght shynyng sunne of prosperitie, as also of foule lowryng stormes of aduersitie. Expedient for all men, but most necessary for such as be subiect to any notable insult of eyther extremitie. / Written in Latine by Frauncis Petrarch, a most famous poet, and oratour. And now first englished by Thomas Twyne.

  • Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374
An. Dom. 1579
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Also known as

De remediis utriusque fortunae. English
Phisicke against fortune, as well prosperous, as adverse


At London : printed by Richard watkyns, An. Dom. 1579.

Physical description

8 unnumbered pages, 342 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves ; 4to (20 cm)

References note

STC (2nd ed.) 19809
ESTC, S114602


With three final contents leaves; the last leaf is blank.
Title within woodcut ornamental border, which bears the name R. Iugge (Richard Jugge, d. 1577), having passed from Jugge to Richard Watkins, his son-in-law. (R.D. McKerrow : "Printers' and publishers' devices in England and Scotland", 1913, p. 175, and facsim. no. 181. ).
Actually printed by Thomas Dawson (from STC)
A translation of: De remediis utriusque fortunae.
Copy 1. Supplier/ Donor: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 5-10 December 1898. Final leaf (blank) missing. Binding: 17th century sprinkled sheep, with sprinkled text block edges; later red leather title label on spine (rebacked). Inscription on flyleaf "Sum e libris Rich: Haynes ex aula Sti Edmund: Oxon: 1674". Book label of William Morris Kelmscott House. With catalogue card by Sydney Cockerell.


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