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Torres, Alejo de: Los doctores a la pie de Europa, politico-medicos Español, Italiano, Aleman, Frances, y Saboyano. Medicina de mano en mano, para mantener el cuerpo en sana salud sin receta, para todos muy util, y provechosa. Su autor el licenciado don Alexos de Torres, Professor de Mathematicas en la Escuela de Don Diego de Torres. Quien lo dedica a la Reyna de la Salud Maria Santissima del Pilar de Zaragoza. [Madrid], se hallara en la libreria de Joseph Sierra [1735].

Ephemeral medical handbook structured with reference to the calendar, the moon, and the weather. Doctors from Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Savoy discuss the epidemics encountered in the different months, and the dates of the New Moon and weather information are also provided. The book includes medical recipes. The "political" element (seen in the title) appears to be provided by references to the health of courtiers, sovereigns, military officers and garrisons.


16mo., pp. [6] 55 [1]. Woodcut xylographic border to title-page, small woodcut symbol ('moon-face') repeated in text. Tear at top of final fol. (affecting two letters). Third fol. loosening, and with loss at inner margin (perhaps two letters affected on verso, otherwise letters touched). Repairs, which remove the end of name of granter of printing licence (verso of third fol.) Bound in modern wrappers. Old inscriptions on title-page (recording date and name of author) and final leaf recto.

Palau 336271. CCPB000712998-X.