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1513 Works Giovanni Pontano Urania Astronomy Meterology Poetry Science 2Nd Editn

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Seller: roga75 (6,966) 100%, Location: Boca Raton, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152510986144 (PICTURES BELOW DESCRIPTION)OPERA 1513; Giovanni Pontano; 2nd Aldine Edition, Post Incunable; Venice, Aldus Manutius & Andrea Torresani; Italic/Some Roman Type; 494/16 Pages; w3.7"xh6.2"; Full Rebound Vellum; Latin Text; Extremely Rare! ATTRIBUTES: Full 19th Century Vellum cover design with dark maroon/gold spine label, yapp cover edges, gold page edges, a nice title page with printer's woodcut device, same on the last page, capital letter beginning each line as a guide, and a Great Read!!! SUMMARY: Second Aldine edition, with works influenced by the astronomical science of the author's age. BACKGROUND: Giovanni Pontano (1426–1503), later known as Giovanni Gioviano or Latin: Ioannes Iovianus Pontanus, was a humanist and poet from the Duchy of Spoleto, in central Italy. He was the leading figure of the Accademia Pontaniana after the death of Antonio Beccadelli in 1471, and the academy took his name. An ambitious didactic composition in hexameters, entitled Urania, embodying the astronomical science of the age, and adorning this high theme with brilliant mythological episodes, won the admiration of Italy. It still remains a monument of fertile invention, exuberant facility and energetic handling of material. Not less excellent is the didactic poem on orange trees, De hortis Hesperidum. His most original compositions in verse, however, are elegiac and hendecasyllabic pieces on personal topics — the De conjugali amore, Eridanus, Tumuli, Naeniae, Baiae, in which he uttered his vehemently passionate emotions with a warmth of colouring, an evident sincerity, and a truth of painting from reality which excuse their erotic freedom. Pontano's prose and poems were printed by Aldus Manutius at Venice. Pontano's Latin translation of Claudius Ptolemy's astrological work, the Tetrabiblos (or Quadripartitum) was first printed in 1535 as part of Joachim Camerarius first portfolio edition that also included the Greek text. PROVENANCE: (Bookplate The Most Noble Henry Duke of Beaufort 1705-), & (Bookplate Sir Hector Livingston Duff): Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort, KG PC (2 April 1684 – 24 May 1714) was the only son of Charles Somerset, Marquess of Worcester, and Rebecca Child. He was styled Earl of Glamorgan until 1698, and Marquess of Worcester from 1698 until his grandfather's death on 21 January 1700, when he succeeded him as 2nd Duke of Beaufort. SIR HECTOR LIVINGSTON DUFF, of Bath, acting Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Nyasaland, 1918-1919. CONDITION: Condition is Good+/Very Good. Some wear to edges, soiled boards/binding, blemished title page, paper repair to top of title page in two places, top margin of next five pages, little margin blemishing, for age pages are very good, hinges/text block are very good for over 500 years old!!!IMPORTANT READIf any problems with product, email me and we will work out a solution. Must have payment arrangements within 7 days or will relist item. If purchasing more than one item, hold payment so I can deduct shipping. I like to send off after a week or so. Bubble wrapped and then wrapped in cardboard and mailed in a bubble wrapped envelope in most cases. Will Ship Worldwide. Flat Domestic Shipping Fee of $0.00. Click on Tab for International Rate Above My Title, typically $22.99, Canada $17.99, but depends on size/weight. Additional shipping services/rates can be applied. Tracking Number will be on your invoice details page. !!Thanks for Viewing!! Subject: Literature & Fiction, Binding: Vellum, Topic: Classics, Original/Facsimile: Original, Special Attributes: Illustrated, Year Printed: 1513, Language: Latin

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