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Hieronymi Magii Anglarensis De Tintinnabulis Liber Postumus. Franciscus Sweetius F. Notis illustrvir. Accedit ejusdem Magii De Equuleo Liber, cum notis G. Jungermanni. Ut & Appendix Virorum illustrium ideam argumentum pertractantium. by  Girolamo Maggi - Hardcover - 12 mo - 1689 - from Calix Books (SKU: biblio 159)

Hieronymi Magii Anglarensis De Tintinnabulis Liber Postumus. Franciscus Sweetius F. Notis illustrvir. Accedit ejusdem Magii De Equuleo Liber, cum notis G. Jungermanni. Ut & Appendix Virorum illustrium ideam argumentum pertractantium.

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Hieronymi Magii Anglarensis De Tintinnabulis Liber Postumus. Franciscus Sweetius F. Notis illustrvir. Accedit ejusdem Magii De Equuleo Liber, cum notis G. Jungermanni. Ut & Appendix Virorum illustrium ideam argumentum pertractantium.

by Maggi, Girolamo

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Maggi, Girolamo. (d. 1572) Hieronymi Magii Anglarensis De Tintinnabulums Liber Postumus. Franciscus Sweetius F. Notis illustrvir. Accedit ejusdem Magii De Equuleo Liber, cum notis G. Jungermanni. Ut & Appendix Virorum illustrium ideam argumentum pertractantium. Amsterdam: Apud Henry. Wtstenium, 1689.

Duodecimo, 5.25 x 3 in. Third edition. *12, A-R12. This copy contains fifteen full-paged and three folding, engravings. This is and exceedingly clean and bright copy. The margins are large and the leaves are in near perfect condition. The binding is full Dutch parchment over stiff boards, laced case construction, tooled and ruled in blind.

Girolamo Maggi was a lawyer and writer born at Anghiari in Tuscany. He settled in Venice in about 1560. His published works include a poem on the wars in Flanders. Having been made a prisoner by the Turks in Cyprus, he attempted to escape and was recaptured and later was strangled to death in Constantinople in 1572. The first work is all about bells and their history. Maggi has consulted many ancient authors on the subject of bells , mostly available in western cultures. He describes the invention of the bell, large antique bells in public spaces, bells in private ancient Roman dwellings, bells in Turkish and Greek temples (including the ancient Greek bell-like instruments symandru and agiosydirum), the use of bells with animals (with a wonderful illustration of a saddled elephant wearing a bell). A section is even included on leaning towers (with bells), i.e., the famous Pisa, and the Turis Garisenda (or the asinine tower: la torre Asinella). The use of bells among Hebrews, small bells in antiquity, and the virtue of bells are also explored. One interesting illustration depicts a musical a musical instrument which is organized as follows: Many bells hand from the ceiling, a string dangles from each. All of the strings are fed down into a slatted table, controls the various strings with this hands and feet.

There are additional sections with illustrations on the method of torturing people. Finely detailed with descriptions in Latin. Making this book an exceptional value for not only its content, but also its fine preserved condition.

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Calix Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio 159
Title
Hieronymi Magii Anglarensis De Tintinnabulis Liber Postumus. Franciscus Sweetius F. Notis illustrvir. Accedit ejusdem Magii De Equuleo Liber, cum notis G. Jungermanni. Ut & Appendix Virorum illustrium ideam argumentum pertractantium.
Author
Maggi, Girolamo
Illustrator
Unknown
Format/binding
Full Dutch Parchment over boards
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
none
Quantity available
1
Edition
12 mo
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Henri Wtstenium
Place of Publication
Amsterdam
Date published
1689
Keywords
Torture, bells, music, rare book, rare books, illustrations, etching
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Rare Books;
Size
5.25 X 3 inches

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