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FABS Handpress Zoom: David Levy on The Game of Trictrac and Eugene Flamm on Vigo’s 1514 Practica in arte chirurgica

November 13, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Sponsored by FABS

The FABS Handpress Zoom Group meets the second Monday of the month from 7:30-8:30pm Eastern to discuss printed works before 1800. All are welcome.

David Levy: Three Pairs of Books on the Game of Trictrac?
Trictrac is a French game played on a backgammon board, popular from the early 17th century into the 19th. It has a rich literature of instructional books, often charmingly illustrated. With the premise that looking at two books side-by-side can reveal more than looking at each individually, David Levy will share three pairs of books on the game of trictrac from the 18th century. The focus will be on the publishing and reading history of the books rather than on the game itself.

Eugene Flamm: A Question of Priority Concerning the 1514 Edition of Giovanni da Vigo’s Practica in arte chirurgica.
The presentation will focus on two differing issues of the 1514 work by Giovanni da Vigo- Practica in arte chirurgica that appeared on the same day from the same printer but with differences in format and appearance.  This book is one of the major surgical works between that of Guy de Chauliac in the XIVth Century and the mid- XVIth Century.  It is hoped that the group attending the session will be able to generate an opinion as to the priority of these two issues as well as an explanation for publication of two issues of the work on the same day.

To register and receive a link, contact Jennifer Larson at info@fabsocieties.org