PECKHAM, JOHN, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
I TRE LIBRI DELLA PERSPETTIVA COMMUNE DELL' ILLUSTRISS. ET REVERENDISS
Monsig. Gioanni arcivescovo cantuariense nuovamente tradotti nella lingua italiana, & accresciuti di figure, & annotationi da Gio. Paolo Gallucci salodiano. Venice: heirs of Giovanni Varisco, 1593. First Italian translation, 4to., with woodcut diagrams in the text, contemporary vellum, early ownership inscription on the title page, some leaves discoloured, book plate of John Bury, in quarter morocco solander box Estimate £1,200-2,000 + fees Note:
USTC 847235. Treatise on the problems of optics, of light, of the physiology of the eye, of the formation of images by refraction and the phenomenon of perspective. This Italian version is by Giovanni Paolo Gallucci, astronomer and scientist and member of the Academy of Venice. He was also the author of several works on scientific instruments.