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12 - 13 November 1996
EUCLID. Euclide...diligentemente reassettato...per...Nicolo Tartalea. [Venice: Venturino Roffinelli, 1543]. Woodcut arms on title-page, numerous woodcut diagrams in text, and printer's device on last two leaves. Folio, old vellum, defective, lacking backstrip; partially disbound with some leaves loose, title-page with margins very frayed, with several large pieces missing (not affecting text), gutter margins on title and a few other leaves reinforced on verso, some marginal fraying to first few leaves, approximately the first hundred leaves with dampstaining and discoloration (mostly marginal, but affecting diagrams and some text), some gutter margins with minor worming (occasionally affecting some letters), upper and lower margins of final 12 leaves dampstained (heaviest on last leaf of text); cloth folding case. FIRST ITALIAN EDITION (and THE FIRST TRANSLATION OF EUCLID INTO ANY MODERN LANGUAGE). Adams E992; Thomas-Stanford 34.
"Il Sig. Borfolamio origine Sueltore(?)," early ownership inscription on upper pastedown.
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