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Gems, Precious Stones, Alchemy. PANCIROLLUS.

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Gems, Precious Stones, Alchemy. PANCIROLLUS.
 Gems, Precious Stones, Alchemy. PANCIROLLUS, Guido. Rerum Memorabilium Libri Duo. Ambergae, Michaelis Forsteri, 1612

2 tomes in 1 vol. 8vo, mm. 155x100; Contemporary full vellum binding with squares, title written on the spine. pp. 16, 751 i. e. 749). Printer's mark at the end of the first part. Manuscript note on title page. Occasional stains, browned specimen due to the quality of paer and ink.

Condition Report

A rare work that shows curious and noteworthy aspects of the ancient world and the modern world, on themes such as the houses and buildings of the Romans, their garments, some of their uses and, in parallel, some findings of modern technology.Wheeler Gift: ?Work of the Italian jurist and antiquary on ancient arts and inventions. Vol. I references to amber as tears shed by trees and often enclosing insects. Vol. II. the mariner's compass... the sympathetic compasses...?In the first book there are chapters dedicated to colors, purple, gems and precious stones; in the second chapters on porcelain, alchemy, distillation, clocks, typography, paper. The first edition appeared in Amberg in 1599-1602, reprinted in 1607, and this figure is third, even if it is always the same edition. Mottelay, p. 81; NicÚron, vol. IX, pp. 183-193. Bigmore & Wyman, p. 113, for the chapter on typography; Wheeler Gift, n. 98, edition of 1628. The lot is offered with a valid export license.