134
134
Cardano, Girolamo.
LES LIVRES... INTITULÉS DE LA SUBTILITÉ, & SUBTILES INVENTIONS, ENSEMBLE LES CAUSES OCCULTES, & RAISONS D'ICELLES, TRADUIS DE LATIN EN FRANÇOIS, PAR RICHARD LE BLANC. PARIS: CHARLES L'ANGELIER, 1556
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134
Cardano, Girolamo.
LES LIVRES... INTITULÉS DE LA SUBTILITÉ, & SUBTILES INVENTIONS, ENSEMBLE LES CAUSES OCCULTES, & RAISONS D'ICELLES, TRADUIS DE LATIN EN FRANÇOIS, PAR RICHARD LE BLANC. PARIS: CHARLES L'ANGELIER, 1556
Estimate
1,5002,000
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Cardano, Girolamo.
LES LIVRES... INTITULÉS DE LA SUBTILITÉ, & SUBTILES INVENTIONS, ENSEMBLE LES CAUSES OCCULTES, & RAISONS D'ICELLES, TRADUIS DE LATIN EN FRANÇOIS, PAR RICHARD LE BLANC. PARIS: CHARLES L'ANGELIER, 1556
4to (230 x 159mm.), woodcut device on title-page. woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text, woodcut initials, a few early manuscript notes in margins, modern vellum, sides ruled in red, tear in text of Qqq4 repaired with minimal loss, a few small repairs in margins of first few leaves
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bookplates of Berhru, J.G. Desjardins and Stanislas Guaita; Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), artist

Literature

Caillet 2014

Catalogue Note

first edition in french. Cardano (1501-1576) taught medicine and mathematics at Milan, Pavia and Bologna. De subtilitate, first published in 1550, is an encyclopedia of natural science, "a mine of facts, both real and imaginary; of notes on the state of the sciences; of superstition, technology, alchemy and various branches of the occult" (DSB). The edition was divided between L'Angelier, Le Noir and Foucher.

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