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Giambattista della Porta
De Humana Physiognomonia & Phytognomonica by Giambattista della Porta, 1650 RARE
Rouen: Sumptibus Ioannis Berthelin, Bibliopolae, 1650. A remarkably near fine fresh clean copy in a lovely original binding with minimal wear of these two scarce works. (I have not been able to find any other copies of these two important works bound together either on OCLC or Library Hub Discover (formerly COPAC). De Humana Physiognomonia & Phytognomonica by Giambattista della Porta, 1650 RARE De Humana Physiognomonia & Phytognomonica by Giambattista della Porta, 1650 RARE Click images to enlarge Description Porta, Giovanni Battista della (John Baptist Porta) ; De Humana Physiognomonia Ioannis Baptistae Portae Neapolitani Libri IV... [bound with] Phytognomonica Octo Libris Contenta... Rouen: Sumptibus Ioannis Berthelin, Bibliopolae, 1650, 2 volumes bound in 1, 8vo., ([12], 403pp. + 41pp. index) + ([xvi], 603pp.), wood-engraved title-page illustration; numerous text woodcuts and historiated initials to text of first work, 32 fine woodcut images of plants and animals distinguish the second work on the signatures of plants, bound in contemporary full vellum. A remarkably near fine fresh clean copy in a lovely original binding with minimal wear of these two scarce works. (I have not been able to find any other copies of these two important works bound together either on OCLC or Library Hub Discover (formerly COPAC). References: Diamond 23.5; Norman Catalog 1723, GM 150, Heirs of Hippocrates 370, Osler 3714, Cushing P346 (1586 edition) - all the De Humana. Pritzel 7273, Osler, W. Bib. Osleriana 3719. The ancient "science" of character-reading from physiognomy saw it's Renaissa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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