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KIRCHER, Athanasius (1602-80). Obelisci Aegyptiaci, Nuper Inter Isaei Romani rudera effossi interpretatio hieroglyphica. Rome: ex typographia Varesii, 1666. 2° (345 x 240mm). Additional engraved title, large woodcut on title, 10 engraved illustrations of which 7 full-page, numerous woodcuts in text, sonnet by Gioseffo Petrucci printed on final leaf. (Light occasional spotting and soiling.) Later boards, red edges (heavily rubbed). Provenance: Karl Lüthi Bern (ownership inscription where label removed).
KIRCHER, Athanasius (1602-80). Obelisci Aegyptiaci, Nuper Inter Isaei Romani rudera effossi interpretatio hieroglyphica. Rome: ex typographia Varesii, 1666. 2° (345 x 240mm). Additional engraved title, large woodcut on title, 10 engraved illustrations of which 7 full-page, numerous woodcuts in text, sonnet by Gioseffo Petrucci printed on final leaf. (Light occasional spotting and soiling.) Later boards, red edges (heavily rubbed). Provenance: Karl Lüthi Bern (ownership inscription where label removed).

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KIRCHER, Athanasius (1602-80). Obelisci Aegyptiaci, Nuper Inter Isaei Romani rudera effossi interpretatio hieroglyphica. Rome: ex typographia Varesii, 1666. 2° (345 x 240mm). Additional engraved title, large woodcut on title, 10 engraved illustrations of which 7 full-page, numerous woodcuts in text, sonnet by Gioseffo Petrucci printed on final leaf. (Light occasional spotting and soiling.) Later boards, red edges (heavily rubbed). Provenance: Karl Lüthi Bern (ownership inscription where label removed).

FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of this work on Egyptology. Caillet II, 5786 ('Très curieux, enrichi de figures mystégerieuses et hiérigkyphiques sur bois et sur cuivre'); cf. Merrill p.xxxiv; not in Dorbon-Aine.

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