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Mineralogy. CARDANO, Hieronymous. De Subtilitate

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Mineralogy. CARDANO, Hieronymous. De Subtilitate
 Mineralogy. CARDANO, Hieronymous. De Subtilitate Libri XXI. Basel, Sebastian Henricus Petrus, [1582].

8vo, mm. 167x105; full calf binding with gilt ornaments on back, title on label in morocco; marbled endpapers. Printer?s mark on titlepage and on the verso of the last leaf, author?s portrait; initial letters with vegetal motifs, illustrations and diagrams engraved in the text, some on full page, restoration on the verso of titlepage, little rip on leaf a2, little stains, foxing and brownings, note of previous ownership on titlepage. Good copy.

Condition Report

A great successful scientific work, including chapters on metals, precious stones, plants and distillation, as well as the first description of a flour sieving machine. "The book represents the most advanced presentation of physical knowledge up to his time" Dibner 139; Adams C676. The lot is offered with a validexport license.


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