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Geographia. Translated by Guarinus Veronensis and Gregorius Tiphernas. Edited by Antonius Mancinellus by STRABO - 1st Edition - 1494 - from D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB) and

Geographia. Translated by Guarinus Veronensis and Gregorius Tiphernas. Edited by Antonius Mancinellus


Condition: Very Good

[Colophon on &6r:] [Venice]: Joannes (Rubeus) Vercellensis, 24 April 1494., 1494. folio. 310 x 215 mm. ff. [16], cl. 61 lines & headline. roman & Greek type. initial spaces. old bds. covered with marbled paper (some chipping to spine, a few early ms. notes & measurements in margins, repairs to upper & lower margins of final leaf with partial loss of one word, a few small wormholes in the last few leaves, some light dampstaining). The First Edition to be Edited by Antonio Mancinello. The previous four editions, the first of which was printed by Sweynheym and Pannartz at Rome in 1469 (Goff S793), were all edited by Giovanni Andrea, Bishop of Aleria. Mancinello's dedication of his table is dated 'quinto nonas Maias. M.cccc.xciiii', eleven days later than the colophon, which presumably accounts for the duplication of the title. In his second edition of 28 January 1494/5 (Goff S798), the printer replaced the second title with some Latin verses. "A geographical encyclopaedia written for the information of government officials and travellers and containing much regarding the customs and usages of various countries that is of technological interest. For instance, it describes the marble quarries of Carrara, the mining of vermilion in Spain, and the use of rock salt deposits there. It mentions the raising of the water by means of Archimedean screws. It describes the use of asphalt for building-blocks and in liquid form as a water-proofing agent - a product made from a bitumen seepage in Babylonia. It speaks of trade in bitumen, a product of the petroleum family, and discusses dyes, use of pitch in sealing the cracks in Celtic beer barrels, and the fact that Spanish wine will keep." (Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing 1450-1550) BMC V 418. Goff S797. Hain-Copinger *15090. Howgego S178. Klebs 935.5. Polain (B) 3626. Proctor 5135. cfStillwell 893 (1st Edn.).. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.
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  • Title: Geographia. Translated by Guarinus Veronensis and Gregorius Tiphernas. Edited by Antonius Mancinellus
  • Author: STRABO
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: [Colophon on &6r:] [Venice]: Joannes (Rubeus) Vercellensis, 24 April 1494.
  • Date published: 1494
  • Bookseller catalogs: Incunabula;


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