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PANCIROLI, Guido (1523--1599)
[Rerum memorabilium jam olim deperditarum. English]
The history of many memorable things lost, which were in use among the ancients: and an account of many excellent things found, now in use among the moderns, both natural and artificial. Written originally in Latin, by Guido Pancirollus; and now done into English, and illustrated with a new commentary of choice remarks, ... from Salmuth's large annotations; with several additions throughout. In two volumes. ...
London: printed for John Nicholson, and sold by John Morphew, 1715.
2 vols ; 15.3 cm. (12º) I: [14], 242 p. II: [6], 265--452, [12], 16 p.

A translation of Guidonis Pancirolli Rerum memorabilium sive deperditarum, first published in Amberg, 1599--1602, in a Latin translation by H. Salmuth from the Italian Raccolta di alcune cose più segnalate, originally circulated in manuscript and later published in Venice, 1612. The English translator has added a supplement to the chapter on printing, an 'Appendix' on modern discoveries drawn from Dr Sprat's history of the Royal Society and the writings of Robert Boyle and the Académie royale, and an index. The register is continuous throughout the two volumes. A catalogue of books printed for and sold by John Nicholson is printed on the final 16 pp. of vol. II. ESTC t152802; Goldsmiths' 5196.

Copy Notes Bought at the sale of the late architect and antiquary James Cavanah Murphy (1716--1814) for 4s. on 18 December 1814 with other books and prints to the value of £27, paid by draft dated 19 December. (Spiers Box, Miscellaneous booksellers).Volume I inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper 3/6 and 2 v. very rare .10.6 / John Soane; a list of books inscribed on the verso in another hand, pencil overwritten in ink. Rear free-endpaper inscribed in ink, recto and verso, with subjects and page references. Volume II inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane.

Binding C19th tree calf, gilt-rolled spines, red spine-labels.

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