Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life. Lewis Cornaro, Luigi.
Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life
Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life
Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life
Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life
Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life

Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life

Philadelphia: Dobson, 1791. First American edition. Hardcover. 12mo (5 inches tall), original calf, 202 pp, very good, light wear to binding, early pages show mild tide-marks from old damp staining. Preface is by Addison, although not so noted. Evans 23292, rare in commerce and in institutions. First published in the late 1550s when Cornaro was feeling the effects of a licentious and profligate life, his new regimen, which included greater sobriety and diminishment if not total cessation of bodily pleasures ... as well as leading a more contemplative life, Cornaro's book was very popular, as it cast old age in a new light and was a pioneering tract in self-care for the aged. He himself lived to either 99 or 102 (his birthdate of 1464 vs 1467 is in dispute). Very Good. Item #H10037

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