MOLETI (Giuseppe)

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MOLETI (Giuseppe)

Ephemerides. Venice, Francesco of Franceschi, 1564. In-4, soft parchment (modern binding).
Lalande, p. 88. - Riccardi, t. II, col. 164.
First Latin edition of these ephemerides (astronomical tables) for the years 1564 to 1583 by the Sicilian mathematician and philosopher Giuseppe Moleti († 1588).
Large heraldic figure engraved in a Renaissance cartouche, glued to the back of the title. Manuscript bookplates on the title: Gregorio Paraciani; engraved armoured bookplates by the Marquis Pignatelli d'Egmont (18th century).
Between two pages there is a trace of a host once hidden in the volume.
Freckles, marginal wetting; 4 sheets previously redone with a pen (tables from 1580 and 1583).
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