MANUSCRIT. — ARISTOTE

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MANUSCRIT. — ARISTOTE

Physica in quartet libros Aristotelis. De coelo tradita a R. Patre Alexandro de Bonmont Societatis Iesu. In-4 manuscript (192 x 150 mm) of about 400 pages, granite basane, gilded net, decorated back, slices speckled with red (17th century binding).
Manuscript physics course from the second half of the 17th century.
It opens with a pretty allegorical frontispiece engraved on copper by Barthélemy Bardou, whose central cartouche, left in reserve, bears the calligraphic title in capital letters and the date 1667. About sixty astronomical figures engraved on copper cut out and glued in the text.
Handwritten bookplate Philippi Cheurier (or Chevrier?) 1709 reported and glued on a guard. Ex-libris engraved Marco Birnholz and Augustin Séguin.
Restored upper hinge.
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