The first part of the Theoriche overo
Speculation of the Planets.
Venetia - 1558 -
Giovanni Varisco and companions
Dialogue of M. Iacomo Gabriele in which the sphera, et de gli orti et occasi de le stelle, are discussed in detail.
Venetia - 1545 -
Giovanni de Farri & frat. (but Giovanni Griffio)
(10), 64, (1b) c.
62, (2) c.
21 x 14.5 cm.
Prov. "Coventry St. Hilary Cremone eremitarum ordinis S.ti Augustini"
Two works, very rare, linked in a single volume, both in EDITIO PRINCEPS.
Furthermore, Piccolomini in the nowhere to be found
"FIRST PRINTING", therefore without the repetition of the letterpress mark on the recto
of the last card, with the last carte blanche.
In the first work Piccolomini (1508/78)
it mainly deals with astronomy, while highlighting how astronomy and astrology are absolutely connected.
The second work, by Gabriele, is instead a dialogue in which the differences between ancient and contemporary astrological theories are compared, and is dedicated to Pietro Bembo.
The first part of the Theoriche:
"The work essentially represents a sequel to" De la Sfera del mondo. De the fixed stars ”.
The cut of the work is mainly astronomical, although, as in "The Sphere",
Piccolomini calls astronomers "astrologers", confirming the conceptual and expressive mix between astronomy and astrology in the sixteenth century.
That is, it places in the same context those who observed and measured the sky and those who drew predictions and forecasts from it.
Thus Piccolomini also deals with aspects between the planets (from card 59) and reproduces the classic ones of astrology, also hinting at the benign and malignant ones.
The second part was never published "
CANTAMESSA “Astrologia“, III, 6106;
See RICCARDI, I 272/273;
ADAMS, II 1119, p. 77.
With 38 diagrams engraved on wood in the text, of an astronomical / astrological character.
Dialogue by M. Iacomo Gabriele in which de la sphera:
"The interlocutors of the dialogue (Gradenigo,
Daniello, Gabriele and Trifone) discuss the value of ancient astrological theories with respect to modern astronomy research.
The work is configured as a treatise where astronomy, astrology, theology and philosophy come together, composing together the esoteric Renaissance and
the unprecedented vision of the world produced by new scientific observations ".
RICCARDI I, 497;
Beautiful nineteenth-century half leather binding and plates in marbled cardboard.
Golden decorations and title on the spine.
Strong and fresh cards, beautifully preserved.
38 diagrams engraved in the text in the first work.
The brands on the 2 uncut title pages are beautiful.
Suggestive ex-libris in the lower margin of the first title page (Eremiti Order
S. Agostino) with initials at the upper end of the Varisco brand.
Rare annotations, probably by contemporary hand, partially trimmed.
There are browning and slight marginal damp spots on some papers of the second work.
Wrong on the last card.
Blue sprayed cuts.
Very good general conservation.