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ERICUS, Joannes Petrus.
RENATUM è MYSTERIO PRINCIPIUM PHILOLOGICUM IN QUO VOCUM, signorum et punctorum, tum & literarum maxime ac numerorum origo. Nec non novum variarum rerum specimen etymologicum forma dialogi propalatur.
Patavii Ex Typographia Seminarii. FIRST EDITION 1686. LATIN TEXT. Small 8vo, approximately 160 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, vignette to title page of the Tower of Babel, a few decorated initials and tailpieces, numerous symbols, letters, tiny pictures, musical notation etc., in the text, pages: [16], 1-138, [3], includes Errata, bound in quarter vellum, marbled boards, paper label with ink lettering to spine. Vellum spine stained, boards rubbed with slight loss to marbled paper, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, 2 purple stamps to blank side of title page by a previous owner, one very pale, pastedowns and endpapers have pale browning, last three leaves have a pale stain, a little shallow creasing to pages, old ink manuscript note in early hand beneath the word "Finish" and on the last page (Lector Benevole), apart from the faults mentioned the rest of the text is very clean. A very good copy. This work was based on John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica, it takes the form of a dialogue between Theopranicus and Philologus. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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