A Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy; Being a Guide to the States of Sardinia, Lombardy and Venice, Parma and Piacenza, Modena, Lucca, and Tuscany as Far as the Val D'Arno

A Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy; Being a Guide to the States of Sardinia, Lombardy and Venice, Parma and Piacenza, Modena, Lucca, and Tuscany as Far as the Val D'Arno

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...with the greatest success; and his medical works were considered as amongst the most valuable volumes of the therapeutic library of the middle ages. He wrote the ' Conciliator differentiarum Medicorum.' His bust is over one of the doors of the hall: the inscription placed beneath it indignantly repudiates the magic and sorcery ascribed to him; but the votaries of the occult sciences smiled inwardly at this disclaimer. His treatises.u on necromancy, geomancy, and am ets-partments, have been repeatedly and conjuration, were circulated from hand to hand. The paintings, forming 319 comdfl. maged by the elements of fire and water, in 1420, 1608, 1744, and 17 62; and have been entirely repainted. They fall into several classes. The constellations----sacred subjects--apostles and saints--the winds and ele1nents--alJegorical figures of Virtue;--but the principal series consists of the months of the year, with their ruling planets and constellations; the employments of the month; and the temperaments, assigned, according to astrological rules, to those who are born under the different astral combinations. The apertures, or windows, are said to be so disposed that the solar rays in each month travel along the representatives of the signs and planets then in ruling activity. The following paintings may be remarked, either for their beauty or singularity: --Justice and Prudence; portrait of Dante, under the personification of Sagittarius; Pisces, under which is a young woman supporting an aged person with at tenderness; also a very beautiful kneeling figure; generally, the representations of the trades and occupations of human life.--The coronation of the Virgin--the Magdalene--and St. Paul in prayer. At the top of the hall is the socalled...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236890361
  • 9781236890368