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    Sale 2379 | Lot 283
    Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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    • Sale 2379 Lot 283

      VIMERCATI [or VIMERCATO], GIOVANNI BATTISTA. Dialogo . . . de gli Horologi Solari. 3 (of 4) folding woodcut plates; numerous full-page woodcut diagrams. [32], 1-79, 89-130, [2] pages. 4to, 205x149 mm, early 19th-century 1/2 sheep gilt, top of spine chipped; scattered foxing, blank upper outer corner off D3, clean tear in N3, worming through blank portions of title, next leaf, last 2 text leaves, and second and third plates, first plate partly separated at folds, last plate heavily foxed. Venice: Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, 1567

      Estimate $800 - 1,200

      Treatise on sundial construction first published in 1565. Harvard/Mortimer-Italian 541 (original edition); Houzeau & Lancaster 11367; Riccardi II, 602.