Liure singulier & vtile, Tovchant L'Art Et Practique de Geometrie, Composé nouuellement en Francoys, par maistre Charles de Bouuelles...

Liure singulier & vtile, Tovchant L'Art Et Practique de Geometrie, Composé nouuellement en Francoys, par maistre Charles de Bouuelles...
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Paris: Imprimé par Simon de Colines, 1542. 8vo, 56 ff. with 154 woodcuts, chiefly diagrams. Criblé initials. Modern vellum old-style (bound probably for a French dealer or collector in the 20th-century). A very good copy. First and only edition of a very rare and typographically fascinating book, of which 6 copies are recorded in the USA (Morgan, NYPL, Harvard, Michigan, Smith, Huntington) -- one copy in Paris, and two in Germany. The text and illustrations were composed by Oronce Finé. The title-page is utterly unconventional for its time and the design could easily be 1920s or 1930s. Mortimer, Harvard, 115. Brunet, I, 1188. Renouard: Colines, p. 353-354. Not in Schreiber. (Item Id: 105892)

$9,750.00
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