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Gaetano Vascellini and others - Eloges & engravings of Tuscan natural philosophers - 1766/1773

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Biography, Biology, Botany, Illustrated, Medicine, Physics - Quantity: 1 - other extra - see description

Object: Book
Number of Books: 1
Subject: Biography, Biology, Botany, Illustrated, Medicine, Physics
Author/ Illustrator: Gaetano Vascellini and others
Book Title: Eloges & engravings of Tuscan natural philosophers
Condition: Very good
Publication year oldest item: 1766
Publication year youngest item: 1773
Edition: 1st Edition
Language: Italian
Version: Original Language
Publisher: Florence, Giuseppe Allegrini
Binding/ Material: Vellum
Extras: other extra - see description

Seven éloges and engraved portraits of illustrious Tuscan physicians and natural philosophers, bound in one volume, pages not in numerical order, occasional minor foxing and spotting. [Florence, Giuseppe Allegrini, 1766-1773]. This is a very beautiful collection, rebound in a folio (47 x 37 cm) of contemporary vellum and coloured boards. Over 64 pages, not bound in numerical order. Each portrait is accompanied by a biographical account in the éloge style, covering the life, work and honourable characteristic of the man.


A wonderful engraved frontispiece by Gaetano Vascellini depicting the Academia del Cimento.


Superb engraved portraits appear in the set by Francesco Allegrini, Cosimo Zocchi, Gaetano Vascellini, Carlo Faucci, Raimondo Faucci, and Giuseppe Pazzi.

Biographical eloges and portraits of

• Giovanni Battista dei Nelli (17th century architect),
• Pirro Maria Gabrielli (17th century physician),
• Alessandro Piccolomini (16th century astronomer),
• Francesco Redi (17th century physician and naturalist),
• Evangelista Torricelli (17th century physician and mathematician), and
• Vincenzo Viviani (17th century astronomer, pupil of Galileo)
• Galileo Galilei


The set is absolutely beautiful, from printing's golden era.

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Member since: August 27, 2018
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