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LIEBAUT (Jean). Trois livres de l'embellissement...

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LIEBAUT (Jean). Trois livres de l'embellissement et ornement du corps humain. Paris, Jacques Du Puis, 1582. In-8, original French edition published at the same time as the Latin edition. An interesting treatise on cosmetology, describing a number of remedies for beautifying the female body. The author, a medical doctor and son-in-law of Charles Estienne, drew inspiration for his work from Giovanni Marinelli's Ornamenti delle donne, published in 1562. Antique full vellum binding with flaps, spine muted. (Rebound copy, new endpapers). Expert : Mr. Nicolas Asvisio