Egenus Explorator, De essentia et natura rerum, Naples, 1781, contemporary calf gilt
Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131
De essentia et natura rerum potissimum spiritalium ac simplicium earumque nexu et actione praelusio. Naples: Antonio Longobardi, 1781
FIRST EDITION, 4to (251 x 187mm.), woodcut device, diagrams and ornaments, contemporary rococo-style Italian calf elaborately gilt, a few tools infilled with black paint, spine gilt, gilt edges, stencilled flyleaves, lacking quires R and S (table of contents), ownership inscription deleted on title
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