Naples: Antonio Bulifon, 1677.
Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Item #046738
Full contemporary vellum, worm holes to spine, some discoloration, but sound overall. Portrait frontis loose with old scribbles in the margins, mild foxing, scattered light dampstains in the outer margin, a bit heavier in a few spots, finger soiling in the margins here and there, heavier dampstains to last few index leaves - an attractive copy overall. Translated from the Latin of the 1589 edition, the second Italian edition, first published in Italian in 1611. In text illustrations: (10), 602, (19)pp.
Enormously influential, della Porta's work was translated into a host of European languages, and remained in print in Latin for over 100 years. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Inventory No: 046738.