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CHAVES, Jérôme de.
Chronographia o reportorio de tiempos, el mas copioso y precisso, que hasta ahora ha salido a luz.Sevilla, Fernando Diaz, Faustino de Magarino (colophon: printed by Fernando Diaz), 1584. 4to. With title printed in red and black with woodcut portrait of the author, Diaz's woodcut printer's device below the colophon on the last page, 2 full- or nearly full-page woodcuts, 19 half-page woodcuts, 7 half-page round woodcuts, and 43 small round woodcuts of phases of the moon. Many letterpress tables of the positions of the sun and moon, calendars, movable feasts, etc. Sheepskin parchment by Domingo V. Folch of the national bindery in Valencia (2nd half of 19th century), gold-tooled spine.
, . . Leclerc, Bibl. Am. 2710; Medina 282; cf. Palau 67457 (1588 ed.). Seventh edition of an important, lavishly illustrated and very popular work on the calendar, the movements of the sun, the planets and the moon, the holidays, the constellations and the signs of the zodiac, by the Spanish chronographer Jérôme de Chaves. With a manuscript note on the title-page by Fr. Jacintho Aime and Fr. Luis Albeto, dated 19 July 1648, regarding the opinion and judgment of the Inquisition on this work in 1640. In good condition, somewhat browned and foxed, with a worm hole in the head margin of the first five quires neatly repaired, occasionally affecting a running head, lacking the final blank and with the foot margin of the last printed leaf cut off, removing a manuscript inscription, minor marginal water stains in a few leaves.
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