Discorso sopra le comete. Parma: Seth Vioto, 1578. Small 4° (202 x 155mm). Woodcut vignette on title, 4 woodcut diagrams, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and historiated initials. (Without blank *4, title trimmed at bottom edge, occasional spotting, light marginal staining to a few leaves, some leaves almost detached.) Contemporary boards, manuscript title and shelf mark label on spine (some wormholes to spine, rubbed). Provenance: Liso Valentini (ownership inscription on title) -- shelfmark on title -- Compagnia del Gesú, Rome (book label and stamp on tile).

RARE: THE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of Pietro Sordi's treatise on comets. No records on ABPC/AE online.

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