London, South Kensington
12 November 2007
PICCOLOMINI, Alessandro (1508-1578). Della grandezza della terra et dell'acqua. Venice: Giordano Ziletti, 1561. 4° (202 x 143mm). Woodcut device on title and last page, a few diagrams in the text (waterstain in upper margins in the first half of the book, some discolouration). Modern leather. Second edition. Edit-on line 40954; Riccardi I (2), 273.
POLENI, Giovanni. De castellis per quae derivantur fluviorum aquae habentibus latera convergentia liber. Padua: G. Comino, 1718. 4° (277 x 195mm). Engraved plate, woodcut arms on recto of last leaf (a little marginal worming at the end). Contemporary limp boards. Riccardi I (2), 292 'Bella edizione'.
And another volume: P.A. Forfait's Solutio problematis ... determinare, quo, minimo labore, & minimnis impensa, navigabiles Alvei expediantur ex arenae, & terrae acervis (Mantua, 1777). (3)
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