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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Gallucci, Giovanni Paolo
SPECULUM URANICUM IN QUO VERA LOCA OCTAVAE SPHAERAE ... VENICE: DAMIANUS ZENARUS, 1593
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10,00015,000
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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Gallucci, Giovanni Paolo
SPECULUM URANICUM IN QUO VERA LOCA OCTAVAE SPHAERAE ... VENICE: DAMIANUS ZENARUS, 1593
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Details & Cataloguing

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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Gallucci, Giovanni Paolo
SPECULUM URANICUM IN QUO VERA LOCA OCTAVAE SPHAERAE ... VENICE: DAMIANUS ZENARUS, 1593
Folio (422 x 280 mm), title with engraved border by Giacomo Franco with the publisher's dragon device, 17 large circular woodcut diagrams with attached volvelles totaling 39 moving parts, woodcut headpieces, historiated and floral initials. Occasional scattered spotting, and foxing, title somewhat soiled with repair to lower margin just clipping imprint, 9 lines of numerical table entries canceled on A4v, 12 lines canceled on D4v, lacking the folding table "Canon Sexagenarius", and the four-leaf "De harum paginarum usu" found in some copies, (both of which were loosely inserted, and are therefore scarce). Contemporary limp vellum, worn and somewhat discolored, spine reinforced with repairs to a few losses, pastedowns wormed with some losses, reinforced with later paper.
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Literature

Houzeau & Lancaster 12742; Riccardi i 570

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, WITH ALL THE VOLVELLES IN A FINELY PRESERVED STATE.

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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New York