The Sinister Shepherd; Syphiliad, Medicine Classics Library, Leather Binding
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The Sinister Shepherd, a translation of Girolamo Fracastoro's Syphilidis Sive de Morbo Gallico Libri Tres by William Van Wyck
Medicine Classics Library
Fracastoro was a 16th century scientist and poet who anticipated Pasteur's theory of the origin of disease. "Syphilides" is a "classical poem of one of the world's most dread scourges," to which Fracastoro gave this name of his "sinister shepherd."
Comes with a gilt-embossed, full leather cover, marbled endpapers, gilt page edges, and one silk bookmark.
Hardcover in Very Good to Excellent Condition: No loose or missing pages, no water damage. No highlighting or underlining. Very minor scuffs to gilt page edges. Good collectible copy.
85 pages, 1992, 9.75x6.5"