Romantic Emblem Books 620: "Rarissime"; Praz p. 138: "Rare"; Petit 1818.
RICCIO, Giuseppe. Piscatio philosophica, Venice: 1662. Small 8, engraved throughout with title, coat-of-arms, verso frontispiece "Aristoteles Piscator", portrait of Aristotle, 20 plates of fishing scenes with Greek motto, each accompanied by Latin translations within cartouche on the facing page, concluding page in Greek and final colophon leaf, contemporary limp vellum.
FIRST EDITION of a charming emblem book, unique in expressing Aristotleian ideas through icons of fishing. It is dedicated to Georgio Cornelio, Bishop of Padua, on the title; while the colophon leaf refers to the advice given by Joanne Baptista de Fabris. Landwehr Romantic Emblem Books 620: "Rarissime"; Praz p. 138: "Rare"; Petit 1818.