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SAIA, Nonnio Marcello. Ragionamenti sopra la celeste sfera in lingua Italiana commune. Con uno breue tractato dela compositione dela sfera materiale. Paris: Robert Massellin for Francois Barthelemy, 4 October, 1552.
8o (161 x 105 mm). Woodcut title vignette of armillary sphere on title and numerous woodcut diagrams in text. (Minor chipping to corner of title and first few leaves). Late 19th-century maroon calf gilt (light rubbing to spine and corners). Provenance: Pierre Duhem (bookplate); Harrison D. Horblit (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, of this rare treatise on the sphere, based on the Ptolemaic system. BM/STC Italian, p. 597; Riccardi I, 410.
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