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2 June 2008
NELLI, Giambattista Glemente de' (1735-1793). Vita e commercio letterario di Galileo Galilei. Lausanne: no printer, 1793. 2 volumes, 4° (262 x 185mm). 2 engraved portraits, 8 engraved plates (one in two states, 3 folding), one very large folding letterpress table (first part title to vol. I soiled, torn and repaired, some waterstaining and soiling). 19th-century half calf, uncut (a little rubbed). Provenance: Dr Louis Merzbacher (book-plates and ownership inscriptions at head of titles). FIRST EDITION containing the first bibliography of Galileo's works. Carli and Favaro 618: Cinti 182: Riccardi II, 195.
[FRISI, Paolo (1728-17840]. Elogio del Galileo. Milan: F. Agnelli, 1775. 8° (206 x 127mm). Engraved title vignette. Contemporary boards (spine detached). FIRST EDITION. Carli and Favaro 551; Riccardi I, 488.34(1).
[FUGENZIO, Micanzio]. Vita del Padre Paolo dell' Ordine de' Servi; e theologio della Serenissima Repub. di Venezia. Leiden: 1646. 12° (124 x 67mm). Woodcut device on title (a little waterstaining iin fore-margins at the end). Contemporary vellum. Provenance: Thomas Brand (armorial bookplate). (4)
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