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PANCIROLLI'S «THE HISTORY OF MANY MEMORABLE THINGS LOST»

THE JOSEPH COPLEY COPY

FIRST BOOK ONLY


Panciroli, Guido. Rerum memorabilium libri duo : Quorum prior deperditarum, posterior noviter inventarum est / Ex italico latine redditi & notis illustrati ab Henrico Salmuth. Amberg: Michael Forster, 1607.

Large 8vo (153x95 mm), contemporary full calf with a large cartouche blind-tooled on both covers (spine rebacked), first book only, pp. (16), 751, (2), (1, blank), (29), (3, blank).

Scarce second edition of this curious «History of Many Memorable Things Lost which were in use among the ancients»: purple ink, silken flax, spectacular and precious stones, perfumes, bridal places, incombustible oil, ductile glass, silver furniture, manners of eating.

An encyclopedic account of the inventions and discoveries since antiquity. The first books is on the secrets of the ancients which have since been lost; the second book (here not included) is on the new inventions and discoveries, including De Textis Sericis («On silk dresses»), with sections on ceramics, alchemy, clockmaking, printing, gunpowder and an important section on the discovery of America.

The original Italian text was not published until 1612, in Venice. The first English translation, «The History of many memorable things» appeared in London, as late as 1715.

Provenance: I. Contemporary ownership's inscription Sum Johannis Morris at title-page. II. Joseph Copley (born Joseph Moyle), first Baronet of Sprotbrough, Yorks.

References: IT\ICCU\RLZE\024304. OCLC, 15253410, 27278272 and 145433083. Alden/Landid 607/65; JCB II, p. 53; Ferguson, I, part 2, pp. 33-34. Sabin, 58411: "This work contains incidentally many interesting allusions to America, especially the early use of the term "New World".

Condition

A very fine copy of the first book only.

Starting Bid

€300.00

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[Discoveries, America] Pancirolli, 1607

Estimate €650 - €750
7d19h50m15s
€300
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