Cordoba: for the author by Pedro Arias de la Vega and Domingo Acosta, 1735.
1st Edition. Soft cover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Very Good. Item #003635
Two parts in one volume. , lxxxxv, 442,  pp., woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, woodcut diagrams, letterpress tables, title to second part, general index at end. Signatures: §-14§2, ¶-24¶2, A-F4, G8, I-Z2, Aa-Zz2, Aaa-Zzz2, Aaaa-Zzzz2, Aaaaa-Lllll2, A-Z2, Aa-Zz2, Aaa-Eee2. [Bound with:] SERRANO, Gonzalo Antonio. Geometria selecta, theorica, y practica, con methodo sylogistico mui especial, para facilitar la inteligencia, y demonstracion de los theoremas, y problemas mas excelentes, y utiles para astronomos, cosmographos, geometras, arquitectos, ingenieros pilotos, y otros artifices. Cordoba: printed for the author at la calle del Cistèr, 1736. , 56 pp., including half-title, preliminary leaf of introduction, woodcut initials and diagrams. Signatures: [pi]2, A-C4, D-L2. Two works bound in one. Folio (301 x 205 mm). Contemporary limp vellum, ink-lettered spine (vellum over spine chipped at foot, laces gone, vellum soiled and spotted). Text bright and crisp with only very minor occasional spotting. In first work 3 bifolios G3-8 of Gregorian calendar detached and bifolio F2-3 working loose and slightly frayed at fore-margin, title leaf with clean tear without loss; in second work final page somewhat soiled, light pale dampstaining to lower corner of a few leaves. Provenance: contemporary inscription on title-page (partly erased) from Antequera (Malaga); Fr. Diego of the Discalced Trinitarians, inscription on title-page verso dated 1746. A very good, unsophisticated copy. ----
FIRST EDITION. Serrano, a Cordovan physician and mathematician, set up his own print shop to produce his books, which was active between 1730 and 1758. The first work is a survey of astronomy and astrology, with a preliminary section containing an alphabetical listing of astronomers through history. The final leaf of the first part indicates the contents of a planned second volume, which was never published. The second work is based on Euclid's Elements. Both works are often found together.
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