On chiromancy and others by Taisnier 1562
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ON CHIROMANCY AND OTHERS. TAISNIER, JEAN. Opus mathematicum octo libros complectens, innumeris propemodum figuris idealibus manuum et physiognomiae... Coloniae Agrippinae (Cologne), Birckmann and Richwin, 1562.
Folio (c. 300x200 mm.). (12), 624, (8, of which last leaf blank) pp. Title with printer´s device in woodcut, some notes, one dated 1564, verso and last leaf with woodcut portrait of the author. Richly illustrated with text woodcuts, showing astrological squares, palmistry, constellations, physiognomy heads.
Near contemporary soft parchment, blindtooled frame to the covers, spotting and soiling, with some damages, note on verso of last free endpaper. Worming throughout, sometimes more, some browning and dampstaining.
VD16 T 72, German Books 848. First edition of Taisnier´s main work.
Taisnier (1509-1562), German lawyer, mathematician, philosoph and musician who amongst others were a tutor to Karl V.