Astronomy and Physics of the 16th century. ALEXANDER APHRODISIENSIS. Alexandri Aphrodisiensis Maximi Peripatetici, in quatuor libros Meteorologicorum Aristotelis, Commentatio lucidissima, Alexandro Piccolomino interprete. Venezia, Gerolamo Scoto, 1548
Folio, mm. 290x200; binding in boards; leaves (2), 55; printerÂ’s mark of Scoto on Title page and below the colophon, text on two columns, woodcut initials, Round and Italic type, many geometric illustrations within the text.
Important work of astronomy and physics by the philosopher of the third century, a leading commentators on Aristotle antiquity. The volume is accompanied by many illustrations, with Aristotles text imprinted in italics. The Latin translation is Sienese humanist and scientist Alessandro Piccolomini, which adds to the end of his treatise De Iride. Slight sign of dampstain on the upper margino f some pages, fine copy. S.T.C., p. 47; Adams, A,687. The lot is offered with a valid export license.