London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
CASATI, Paolo (1617-1707). Fabrica et uso del compasso di proportione. Bologna; Battista Ferroni, 1664. 4° (206 x 148mm). 4 folding engraved plates, 4 woodcut plates of diagrams at end and woodcut title-vignette, illustrations and decorations (top margin of first four leaves damaged, first two restored, a little waterstaining and light browning). Early 19th-century half calf (lacking spine).
FIRST EDITION. 'Casati in quest'opera conferma di non aver avuto modo di leggere altre opere su questo argomento tranne che un piccolo libretto di Galileo che lesse nel 1642', Cinti 156; Ricccardi I, 271.
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