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2 June 2008
LICETI, Fortunio (1577-1657). Hieroglyphia, sive antiqua schemata gemmarum anularium, quaesita moralia, politica, historica, medica, philosophica & sublimiora. Padua: Sebastiano Sardi, 1653. 2° (324 x 211mm). Engraved printers' device, full-page engraved portrait, 66 engraved vignette illustrations, one engraved illutration, woodcut decorations (title soiled, top fore-corners waterstained at the beginning, browning, a few leaves with ink spots). 20th-century polished calf, gilt. PROVENANCE: ink inscription on front free end-paper "ex Libris ... Bibliothece Regine Christine ... 1747".
FIRST EDITION of Liceti' huge emblem book covering all aspects of contemporary human knowledge. Landwehr Romanic 486.
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