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    [Featured Lot]. Giovanni Imperiale. Musaeum Historicum Et Physicum Ioannis Imperialis Phil: et Med: Vicentini. In Primo Illustrium Literis Viroris Imagines ad Vivum Expressem Continentur. Additis Elogijs Eorundem Vitas, et Mores Notantibus. In Secundo Animorum Imagines, Sive Ingeniorum Naturem, Differentiem Causem, ac Signa Physicem Perpenduntur. Adeo ut Artijs Exactissimes Loco Possit Esse, Dignoscendi ad Quam Quisquem Artem ac Scientiam set Habitis. Venice: Giunta, 1640. Krown & Spellman retail: $1200. First edition.
    4to. 2 parts n 1 vol. 8, A-2B4, 2C6; *4, A-2C4, 2D6, 2E-2G4. [16], 212; 217, [25]p. Full off-white pasteboard, paper label with title in gilt lettering on spine. Light to moderate browning and foxing, with occasional dampstains. Large copy, some pages are smaller. In first part, K2 bound just before K1 and K4 just before K3; Portrait of Bernardinus Tomitanus, although so labelled on F4, never impressed. Engraved title, initials, head and tail pieces, and printer's devices at both colophons. 55 engraved bust portraits. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


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    Giovanni Imperiale (1602-ca.1670), a physician of Venice, collected this ensemble of 45 eulogies of the most celebrated men in the literature followed by a description of how such men used their physical attributes in the development of their natural dispositions. The second volume is a history of physics. EDIT 16 CNCE Venezaine I29. Graesse III, 420. Wellcome II, 3394. Camerini 1342.   



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