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Feliciano da Lazisio, Francesco (c.1470-1542)
LIBRO DI ARITHMETICA & GEOMETRIA SPECULATIVA & PRATICALE... INTITULATO SCALA GRAMALDELLI, NOVAMENTE STAMPATO. VENICE: FRANCESCO BINDONI AND MAFFEO PASINI, 1526 (JANUARY 1527)
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Feliciano da Lazisio, Francesco (c.1470-1542)
LIBRO DI ARITHMETICA & GEOMETRIA SPECULATIVA & PRATICALE... INTITULATO SCALA GRAMALDELLI, NOVAMENTE STAMPATO. VENICE: FRANCESCO BINDONI AND MAFFEO PASINI, 1526 (JANUARY 1527)
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1,5002,000
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Feliciano da Lazisio, Francesco (c.1470-1542)
LIBRO DI ARITHMETICA & GEOMETRIA SPECULATIVA & PRATICALE... INTITULATO SCALA GRAMALDELLI, NOVAMENTE STAMPATO. VENICE: FRANCESCO BINDONI AND MAFFEO PASINI, 1526 (JANUARY 1527)
FIRST EDITION, 4to (210 x 145mm.), title within woodcut border, woodcut diagrams, early manuscript annotations in Italian, later vellum, some slight soiling
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Provenance

unidentified inkstamp on title (two animals on hind legs drinking from a cup); title-page inscription: Inscrip Catal. Sac. Eliz.i C.i 1703, and shelfmark: G I-45; bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 1990

Literature

Tomash & Williams F30; Edit16 18697; Hoock & Jeannin F3.4; Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.146; USTC 828971 (as 1527); Van Egmond p.311

Catalogue Note

This is author’s second work, in part a revision of Libro de Abaco, first published in 1517.

“The title page shows a ladder (scala) and wire hook (gramaldelli) used to pick locks. The verse underneath indicates that just as one needs a ladder to scale a wall and a skeleton key to pick a lock, one needs a book like this to acquire the basic tools of arithmetic. Later editions were often simply known as Scala Grimaldelli” (Tomash & Williams).

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