Lot 7
  • 7

ALBERTI, I GIUOCHI NUMERICI FATTI ARCANI PALESATI, VENICE, 1795

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1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Description

  • I giuochi numerici fatti arcani palesati... quarta edizione.¬†Venice:¬†Giuseppe Orlandelli, 1795
8vo (175 x 117mm.), 16 engraved plates, licence leaf at end, vellum, label on spine, spotted, later endpapers

Provenance

bought from Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco, Turin, 1988

Literature

Tomash & Williams A56; Riccardi i, 15; Singmaster, Bibliography of some recreational mathematics books (3rd edition, London, 1996), p.22; Toole Stott, Circus, iii, p.315 (Hocus Pocus, no.120)

Condition

the condition of this lot is as described in the catalogue description
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Catalogue Note

In addition to number games, this book of mathematical recreations contains conjuring by sleight of hand.