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Plaza universal de todas ciencias, y artes, parte traduzida de Toscano, y parte compuesta por el doctor Christoval Suearez de Figueroa.Perpignan, Luis Roure, 1630 (colophon: 1629). 4to. With title printed in woodcut border with large woodcut coat of arms; interesting woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf.
[8], 379, [1 blank] ll.Rare second edition of an encyclopaedic work on all the arts and sciences as well as their practitioners, by Cristóbal Suárez de Figueroa (1571-1645). The first edition was published by Luis Sanchez in Madrid in 1615. The book is partly a translation, partly an adaptation of the Italian work by Tomaso Garzoni (1549-1589): La piazza universale di tutti le professioni del mondo (1585). There are 111 articles on all sorts of professions or practitioners of the arts and sciences such as astronomy, astrology, anatomy, perspective, printing, etc. with chapter titles like "De los governadores", "De los Religiosos", "De los Doctores de Leyes, o Iurisconsultos", "De los professores", "De los Matematicos", "De los Filosofos", "De los que componen libros", "De los Cosmografos", "De los Musicos".With owner's entry on fly-leaf and title: " Francesco Borgez ...”(?) and many marginal annotations and underscoring in ink. Some spotting, staining and browning, several leaves seriously browned; binding rubbed. Reasonable copy.l Palau 323909.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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