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    The Earth as the Center of the Universe

    Marc Antoine Guigues. La Sfera Geografico-Celeste. Rome: Giovanni Giacomo Komarek, 1700. First edition. Quarto. a-c4, A-2X4, 2Y2, -2 4. [24], 353, [19] pages. Engraved allegorical frontispiece, engraved coins, text diagrams, charts, decorated initials. Contemporary mottled calf, spine banded and extra-gilt, title gilt on red morocco label, edge wear, spine a little defective at head, edges speckled, lacks front free endpaper; marbled paper paste-downs, minor foxing, first few leaves dampstained at head, small holes in a 2-4 (not affecting text), clean tear in margin of 2T4; light pencil marks in some margins. Very good. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Guigues was a Jesuit traditionalist is his views, commenting (page 150) "I believe that [concerning the idea that suns illuminate other worlds], it would be necessary to have the mind of Giordano Bruno, who was burned by the judgement of the Holy Inquisition for having maintained such an impertinence." (translation by Ken Croswell, Planet Quest). This is a rare book on geo-centrism.

    Houzeau/Lancaster 9671. Haym IV, 105.5. Riccardi II, VII, 48. BL 17 Italian 431.

    Guigues, Marc Antoine. La Sfera Geografico-Celeste. Rome: Giovanni Giacomo Komarek , 1700. 4to. a-c4,A-2X4,2Y2,-24. [24],353,[19]p. Contemp. mottled calf, spine banded and extra-gilt, title gilt on red morocco label, edge wear, spine a little defective at head, edges speckled, lacks f,f,e.p.,marbled paper paste-downs, minor foxing, first few leaves dampstained at head, small holes in a2-4(not affecting text),clean tear in margin of 2T4; light pencil marks in some margins. Engraved allegorical frontispiece, engraved coins, text diagrams, charts, decorated initials. First Edition. We can find little about the author but Guigues was apparently a Jesuit priest of the diocese of Vence and Secretary to the prelate Francois-Etienne Caulet. Bishop of Pamiers. He is also the author of several small works including: Delphinatus, et Calabria ulterior sanctificata; Deiparae patrocinium, de spe scilice; De perfidia quorundam amicorum nostri temporis; In die, qua eminentissimus, reverendissimus que princeps D. Petrus cardinalis Ottoboni ;De novo Florentinorum bello contra Senenses: epigramma; A son altesse serenme. Monseigneur le cardinal de Medicis: sonnet; & Carneades redivivus in persona excellentissimi domini D. Joannis Francisci Pacheco... epigramma.
    Guigues was a Jesuit traditionalist is his views commenting (p150) "T believe that [suns illuminate other worlds], it would be necessay to have the mind of Giordano Bruno, who was burned by the judgement of the Holy Inquisitio for having maintained such an impertinence." [trans. by Ken Croswell, Planet Quest.This is a rare book and despite its 26 poems in its praise (including ones in 'slavic' French, German, & Spanish)it seems llittle known. Houzeau/Lancaster 9671. Haym IV, 105.5. Riccardi II, VII,48.BL 17 Italian 431. Occult. Astronomy. Astrology. Jesuit. Cosmology. Geography.Giordano Bruno. Occult.



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