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.… Read more