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Barozzi, Francesco (1537-1604)
IL NOBILISSIMO ET ANTIQUISSIMO GIUOCO PYTHAGOREO NOMINATO RYTHMOMACHIA, CIOÈ BATTAGLIA DI CONSONANTIE DE NUMERI. VENICE: GRAZIOSO PERCACINO, 1572
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
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Barozzi, Francesco (1537-1604)
IL NOBILISSIMO ET ANTIQUISSIMO GIUOCO PYTHAGOREO NOMINATO RYTHMOMACHIA, CIOÈ BATTAGLIA DI CONSONANTIE DE NUMERI. VENICE: GRAZIOSO PERCACINO, 1572
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Barozzi, Francesco (1537-1604)
IL NOBILISSIMO ET ANTIQUISSIMO GIUOCO PYTHAGOREO NOMINATO RYTHMOMACHIA, CIOÈ BATTAGLIA DI CONSONANTIE DE NUMERI. VENICE: GRAZIOSO PERCACINO, 1572
FIRST EDITION, 4to (196 x 135mm.), woodcut printer's device on title-page, woodcut initials and illustrations, modern marbled paper boards, modern folding cloth box, A2 cut close at head
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Provenance

bought from Il Polifilo, Milan, 1986

Literature

Tomash & Williams B95; Edit16 4261; USTC 812369; Van der Linde 257

Catalogue Note

First edition of a treatise on the ludus philosophorum, or philosopher's game, a board game intended to teach and exercise principles of Boethian mathematics. According to his dedication to Camillo Paleotti, Barozzi had come upon Boissière's Latin treatise (see lot 77) in Bologna six years earlier (1566), taught the game to Paleotti and Francesco Caporacia, and then decided to compose an Italian version.

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