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Forestani, Lorenzo (died 1623?)
PRATICA D'ARITHMETICA E GEOMETRIA. VENICE: GIORGIO VARISCO, 1603
Estimate
1,0001,500
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183
Forestani, Lorenzo (died 1623?)
PRATICA D'ARITHMETICA E GEOMETRIA. VENICE: GIORGIO VARISCO, 1603
Estimate
1,0001,500
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Forestani, Lorenzo (died 1623?)
PRATICA D'ARITHMETICA E GEOMETRIA. VENICE: GIORGIO VARISCO, 1603
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (188 x 138mm.), woodcut device on title and colophon, woodcut diagrams and illustrations, colophon leaf at end, contemporary morocco, ruled in gilt, text somewhat spotted, damp-staining at beginning and end, repairs to title (slight loss to device), old repair to blank corner of m3 and 2P1v, paper flaw in 2F8 with loss of a few words (supplied in ink in an old hand), binding somewhat rubbed, a few repairs, new label, new endpapers
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Provenance

inscribed on title-page and below colophon: Di Filippo di Pauolo Sforzi da Pescia [at end, in different hand] 1616; circular inkstamp of the Biblioteca Magliabechiana, Florence (lettered: PVB Florentinae Biblioth, around a lily) and oval inkstamp "MD" (Magliabechianum Duplum); bought from Mediolanum, Milan, 1997

Literature

Tomash & Williams F86; Hoock & Jeannin II/F15.1; Riccardi, i 478

Catalogue Note

Rare at auction: we have only traced one complete copy of this first edition in over forty years. Both the author of this work and the original owner are described as being from Pescia.

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