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Lot 35 (Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport, 31st July 2020)

Horology.- Bruni (Teofilo)

Horology.- Bruni (Teofilo)

Armonia Astronomica et Geometrica…divisa in quattro trattati, second edition, woodcut printer’s device on title and signature erased with ink (one oxidised with hole to blank margin), woodcut historiated initials, tables and astronomical diagrams in text, 3 woodcut folding plates (one with inscription on verso), 12 engraved illustrations in part 4, b1-2 and last gathering (Hhhh) browned, occasional spotting, repair to gutter of Cc4, hole from oxidised ink to Bbb2 affecting a word, 19th century accounting notes in a faded hand to front pastedown and free endpaper recto & verso, a few marginalia throughout, slightly later ‘carta rustica’, ink title to spine (rubbed), front board scuffed at lower edge, joints weak, [Graesse I,554; Riccardi I, 196 nr. 3; Rhodes (BL) 157], 4to, Giovanni & Varisco Varischi, Venice, 1622.

*** Early treatise on sundials by Italian mathematician and astronomer Teofilo Bruni (Verona 1595-1638). The work describes different types of sundials, some of which invented by Bruni himself.

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