Somma della filosofia a’Aristotele, e prima della dialettica. [with:] Somma di tutta la natural filosofia di Aristotele …].

Venice, Giovanni Battista, & Marchio Sessa, & fratelli, [1565].

Small 8vo, ff. [4], 132; 104, [4, including final blank]; the natural philosophy with four text woodcuts, two showing a mnemonic diagram of the head; free end-papers and paste-downs a little wormed at gutter; two leaves with marginal paper-flaws (not affecting text); occasional very light browning; a very attractive copy in contemporary vellum, remains of ties, spine and lower edges lettered in ink.

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First edition of this exposition of Aristotle’s dialaectics, moral, and natural philosophy by ‘one of the major transmitters of culture in cinquecento Italy’ (Ronnie H. Terpening, Lodovico Dolce: Renaissance Man of Letters, 1997).

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