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Scala naturale, overo fantasia dolcissima... Intorno alle cose occulte, e desiderato nella filosofia. Venice, appresso gl'heredi di Giovanni Varisco,

MAFFEI Giovanni Camillo ([c. 1591?])

£1100.00 

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Woodcut printer's device on title-page, fine portrait of the author on verso of title, large woocut diagram on verso of f. 15.Sm. 8vo. 140ff. Modern limp vellum.

A rare undated edition of Maffei's work on the phenomena of natural history with sections on astronomy, comets, meteorology and other sciences, first published in 1563, also by Varisco, with all early editions being scarce. As Houzeau & Lancaster note, "L'ouvrage, qui est divisé en 14 `gradi', est consacré à l'exposition du système astronomique d'Aristotle. Le 14e et dernier chapitre traite du ciel des bienheureux."Houzeau & Lancaster Astronomie, no. 2617. Censimento CNCE 40856. OCLC/RLIN (Bodleian, Oxford only). Not in BMSTC (Italian) or Adams.

Stock Code: 45015