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    Vecchi, Paulo [De]. Observationum Omnigenae Eruditionis In Divinam Scripturam carptim Universam, Libri Duo. Primus Continens Observationes physiogomicas, sive locos S. Scripturae, qui ponderantur iuxta physiognomica principia, itaut physiognomica, Eruditio doceatur, & simul S, Scripturae ancilletur... [Volume 1 only, complete in itself.] Naples: Francesco Savio for Francesco Balsalmo, 1641. 4to. ¹2, A-2A4, a4 [4],64,[8],73- 190, [10]p. Contemporary limp vellum, a bit soiled, hand lettered spine. Old ownership signature on blank part of title, some minor stains & light toning. Woodcut printer's device on title. First Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $450


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    Vecchi [DeVecchi] was  a canon of the cathedral in Capua. His "Observations of Every Kind of Erudition on Divine Scripture" was  envisioned a 32 part work covering all types of subjects in relation to scripture from physiognomy and medicine to astronomy, ethics, magic, kabbalah, hierogyphics, music, architecture, theology, etc. He only published the first two volumes, this one on physiognomy and a second (not present here) on medicine.

    The first part of this book sets out the apparatus for the whole intended 32 volumes. It is followed by 105 chapters on physiognomy. It is a scarce work with only a few copies found in our bibliographies and none listed in US libraries.       

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