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Title: Variarum Observationum Liber.
Description: London, Robert Scott, 1685, in-4, 23 x 27,5 cm, (6) + 397 pp + (1)(errata), with engraved map of Rome and several woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text. Contemporary full calf, raised gilt back, corners and headcaps expertly restored . First edition of a collection of essays by this Dutch-born Canon of Windsor, one of the great classicists of his time. It contains the notable treatise ''De Trirerium & Liburnicarum constructione'', a short essay on the Dutch search for a Northeast Passage to the Orient , and apart from many other essays on Roman, Egyptian, Chinese history , gunpowder, the phases of the moon also a reprint of his ''De Sibyllinis...''. .


Price: EUR 1150.00 = appr. US$ 1249.87 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 15149