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    Girolamo Cardano. Hieronymi Cardani Mediolanensis Medici de rerum varietate libri xvii.... Basileae: 1557.

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    Girolamo Cardano. Hieronymi Cardani Mediolanensis Medici de rerum varietate libri xvii. Adiectus est capitum, rerum & sententiarum notatu dignissimarum Index. Basileae: Henrichum Petri, 1557.

    First edition. Octavo. aa-II8. (30), 1194 pages, (48 of 64 index pages). Illustrated with the author's portrait dated 1553, a folding woodcut showing an astronomical model and with some pictures related to mathematics and physics in text. Contemporary vellum, ties missing, soiled with paper label on spine (blank), title in ink at head of spine. Rear hinge open exposing spine. Some staining, underlines on i7, ink notes on eE3, hole with minor text loss at EE7. Last leaves of index missing, otherwise a very good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    "Cardano (1501-1576) published two encyclopedias of natural science. The two works, written in an elliptical and often obscure Latin contain a little of everything: from cosmology to the construction of machines; from the usefulness of natural science to the evil influence of demons; from the laws of mechanics to cryptology. It is a mine of facts, both real and imaginary; of notes on the state of the sciences; of superstition, technology, alchemy, and various branches of the occult...Cardano must always be credited with having introduced new ideas that inspired new investigations." DSB

    This book is the sequel to Cardano's "de subtilitate (1550), equally treating both physical (geology, chemistry, flora, fauna, human nature,...) and metaphysical subjects (occultism, divination, demons,..). Chapter 98 is entitled "bibliothecae, ac libri, variaque antiquae magnificentiae exempla". Index Aureliensis VI:515.

    Caillet 2022 (1557 edition). Machiels 110. Not in Adams, nor Soltesz, nor Duveen.



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