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VALERIANO, Giovanni Piero (1477-1558)
HIEROGLYPHICA SIVE DE SACRIS AEGYPTIORUM 1567 PIETRO VALERIANO, WOODCUT ILLS.
Basileae [Basel City in Switzerland]: Thomam Guarinum, 1567. Fair to good condition. [VALERIANO, PIETRO]. Hieroglyphica, Sive De Sacris Aegyptiorum, Aliarumque Gentium literis Commentarii, Ioannis Pierii Valeriani Bolzanii Bellunensis, À Cælio Augustino Curione duobus Libris aucti, & multis imaginibus illustrate. Basileæ [Basel], Per Thomam Guarinum, M.D.LXVII. [1567]. Hardcover. Second edition. Two volumes in one with continuous foliation but with a separate half-title to 'Tomus Secundus'. Vellum-bound. Thick folio (2°)(330 x 230 x 70mm)(in sixes), [10] ff., 15 ff., [1] pp., 15-441 ff., [16] ff. (numbered leaves). Signatures: [alpha]⁶ ß⁴ a-z⁶ A-3F⁶ 3G⁴ 3H⁶ (verso of O1 is blank) (incomplete - lacking B1 of list of cited authors and Ggg2-Hhh6 of index at end). Foliation errors: leaves 54, 58, 157, 253, 428 and 429 misnumbered as 45, 60, 517, 235, 482 and 431 respectively. Latin text with some words and passages in Greek. Roman type with some italics. Contemporary full vellum binding with MS title in black ink to smooth spine. Initial blank present. Printer's device on title-page with motto "Palma Guar". Full page woodcut portrait of Valeriano by T. Stimmer on verso of title-page. Over 300 woodcut illustrations in text, some of them taken from Lorenzo Torrentino work (see Mortimer, R., Italian 16th-cent., 511). Numerous decorative and historiated woodcut initials in various sizes throughout, some of them after Hans Holbein (see Hollstein). Note to reader (Lectori) printed on title page above the printer's mark. Dedication to Cosimo Medici on α2r-α5r, followed, on α5v-β4r, b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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