Lot 213: Antonio Scarpa

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2015-07-07 11:00:18

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Lot 213: Italian anatomist (1752–1832) who wrote several important treatises on a wide range of anatomical and medical subjects. Scarce ALS in Italian, one page, 7.5 x 10, December 18 [1796]. Lengthy letter to the Representative of the French Republic in recently occupied Pavia, who was then acting as Governors of the City. Scarpa argues that he "as every good citizen should do" has agreed to pay the new military tax of 600 lire imposed by the French, and says that for the past two months he has not received a monthly 77 lire he is entitled as Director of Surgery in the Medical School, while three of his colleagues in the same situation as his are still getting their monthly payments. He attributes the mistake to the fact that treasurer Giuseppe Ceriani, who is based in distant Milan, has not yet signed the necessary papers for his payment and trusts that his correspondent, Ceriani's superior, will remind him of this injustice. After payments are resumed Scarpa says he will be better able to maintain the regularity of this classes at the Medical School, where he confirms the students have been showing great zeal and assiduity. Intersecting folds, some wrinkling, and scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. An interesting letter at the time Napoleon had invaded the north of Italy in the name of the French Republic. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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