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Dal Sole, Francesco (c.1490-c.1565)
LIBRETTI NUOVI CON LE REGOLE... NEQUALI, MEDIANTE LA THEORICA, & PRACTICA, GLI ADOLESCENT, & ETIAMDIO NOBELI, MERCADANTI, ARTESANI, ABBACHISTI... POTTRANNO... INFORMARSI DELLE SETTE SCIENZE, ET ARTE LIBERALE... (FERRARA: GIOVANNI DE BUGLHAT & ANTONIO HUCHER FOR RINALDO, THE DUKE'S COOK, JANUARY) 1546
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Dal Sole, Francesco (c.1490-c.1565)
LIBRETTI NUOVI CON LE REGOLE... NEQUALI, MEDIANTE LA THEORICA, & PRACTICA, GLI ADOLESCENT, & ETIAMDIO NOBELI, MERCADANTI, ARTESANI, ABBACHISTI... POTTRANNO... INFORMARSI DELLE SETTE SCIENZE, ET ARTE LIBERALE... (FERRARA: GIOVANNI DE BUGLHAT & ANTONIO HUCHER FOR RINALDO, THE DUKE'S COOK, JANUARY) 1546
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Dal Sole, Francesco (c.1490-c.1565)
LIBRETTI NUOVI CON LE REGOLE... NEQUALI, MEDIANTE LA THEORICA, & PRACTICA, GLI ADOLESCENT, & ETIAMDIO NOBELI, MERCADANTI, ARTESANI, ABBACHISTI... POTTRANNO... INFORMARSI DELLE SETTE SCIENZE, ET ARTE LIBERALE... (FERRARA: GIOVANNI DE BUGLHAT & ANTONIO HUCHER FOR RINALDO, THE DUKE'S COOK, JANUARY) 1546
4to (205 x 145mm.), title within woodcut border, woodcut initials, woodcut device above colophon, nineteenth-century half morocco, by Leighton of Brewer Street, a few small wormholes in first and last few leaves (with slight loss of text on last leaf), some soiling
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Provenance

Ferando Baciocho, inscriptions on verso of title-page, dated 1641; Charles Fairfax-Murray (1849-1919), book label (Catalogo dei libri posseduti da Charles Fairfax Murray, Parte prima, London 1899, pp.360-361 no. 2130); Venator & Hanstein, Auktion 82, 19 October 2000, lot 675, DM 5,000, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams S159; Edit16 15897 (locating 6 copies); Hoock & Jeannin S23.1; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 480; Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.143; USTC 825320; Van Egmond p.333

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION. Francesco dal Sole was a French mathematician active in Venice and then Ferrara. As the Duke of Ferrara, Ercole II d'Este, was married to Renata of France, there was a substantial French contingent at the Este court. The printers were probably French and were active in Ferrara from 1546 to 1558; Edit16 lists nine works printed by them, including Messisbugo's book on banquets.

This work is a primer of arithmetic, possibly adapted from an earlier work, Libretto de Abaco (Venice, 1526).

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