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Astronomy Manenti, Francesco Deliberationi astronomiche perpetue nel trovar con vero modo li giorni critici nell'infirmitadi humane, mediante l'uso di due ruote, connessioni de'giudicii in quelle... With 1 woodcut head vignette, woodcut initials and 4 full-page plates each with an engraved volvelle. Mantova, Aurelio Osanna, 1643. 4, 98 p., (1 sheet) size -8°. Later suede binding in the style of the time on 5 frets and with stroke lines (minimally rubbed, corners slightly bumped, a small spot on verso). Very rare first and only edition of this treatise on the prediction of astrological phenomena with four very well preserved and still perfectly working volutes. - Tomash & Williams M3, Riccardi i, 78th - An important work also for the recognition of the more recent and controversial telescope observations by Galileo Galilei. The "Deliberationi astronomiche" are devoted to the determination of favourable and unfavourable days for medicine, legal proceedings and navigation for the calendar years 1643-1655, but Manenti adds here to the speculations about the future a rather sophisticated knowledge of the most recent astronomical procedures and bases part of his predictions on Galileo's astronomical discoveries (such as the heliocentric world view, the existence of the 4 largest moons of Jupiter and the two satellites of Saturn). - P. 95 with small missing part at the lower margin (no loss of text), p. 7-8, 37-38 and 83-84 somewhat brown-spotted, p. 65-68 with ink spot, p. 91 with handwritten page information in the text. Isolated pencil strokes and notes, plate 1 with old marginal note. Front and back covers renewed. - All in all a fine copy. Astronomy. - Very rare first and only edition of this treatise on the prediction of astrological phenomena with 4 full-page plates, each complete with very well preserved and still perfectly working volvelles. - Later suede leather (minimally rubbed, corners slightly bumped). - An imp

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