ARTE NUEVO DE ESCRIBIR POR PRECEPTOS GEOMÉTRICOS Y REGLAS MATHEMÁTICAS

Madrid: Imprenta de los Herederos de Manuel Ruiz de Murga, 1719. First edition. Hardcover. Engraved title page, frontispiece, 10 leaves, 1 engraved plate, 165 erratically-numbered leaves, 37 (of 39) plates; quarto, contemporary full limp vellum. Covers worn and stained, title page detached and with old tape mends, some leaves frayed at edges, lacking 2 plates, still fairly presentable. Good. Item #20218

Though lacking 2 plates, text is mostly quite clean and plates depicting examples of calligraphy and diagrammed letter forms are quite impressive. 16 copies on WorldCat. Both of Harvard's copies are also defective, as is the copy at Stanford. Bonacini 123; Palau 21133.

Price: $1,250.00

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