All early printed herbals basically derive from the Herbarium erroneously attributed to Apuleius as well as the Herbarius Maguntinus , which first appeared in Mainz in Both fifteenth-century editions are based on an older manuscript tradition which had combined ancient and medieval knowledge of plants.
In Italy, the text of the Herbarius Maguntinus was reprinted in Vicenza in under the title Tractatus de virtutibus herbarum with a new series of woodcuts and an incorrect attribution to Arnaldus of Villanova. In the Herbolario volgare , text and pictures are derived, with few variations, from the Vicenza Latin incunable.
The present is the fifth edition in Italian, a substantial reprint of the edition issued in Venice in by Vavassore, with some variants in the illustrative apparatus. Arber, Herbals, Their Originand Evolution. A Chapter in the History of Botany, , Cambridge , pp. Fifteen full-page coloured plates showing 'useless machines'.
Editor's illustrated cardboard, spine covered in black cloth, black-and-white author's portrait on the front pastedown. First edition of Munari's most important artist book, a brilliant re-use of those 'useless machines' invented by the American cartoonist Rube Goldberg The definition 'useless machines' indicates machines, made up of various movable parts, which are unable to produce expendable goods and do not increase resources.
Munari, inspired by Goldberg's comics, began to draw these humorous machines during his student period to make his friends laugh.
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Some of these 'useless machines' are: a Machine to tame alarm clocks, a Mechanism to smell artificial flowers, an automatic Gauge of cooking time of boiled eggs, a Device to foresee the aurora, and an Apparatus to make hiccup music. Bruno Munari is one of the most successful and prolific twentieth century Italian artists and designers. With his fundamental contributions to the visual arts in painting, sculpture, film, and industrial and graphic design in modernism, futurism, and concrete art , as well as to non-visual arts with his ground-breaking research into games, didactic methods, tactile and kinaesthetic learning, and creativity, Munari became known worldwide as a true design legend.
Called by Picasso 'the Leonardo of our time', Munari considered the book the best medium to communicate his visual ideas, showcase his art, and convey his creative spirit: he produced over sixty publications, ranging from design manuals and manifestos to visionary tactile children's books. This copy was given as a gift by the author to the architect and friend Carlo Paccagnini, who was one of the participants to the Movimento per l'Arte Concreta Concrete Art Movement or MAC, the artistic movement formed in Milan in by, among others, Munari and the critic Gillo Dorfles.
Maffei, Munari: i libri , Mantova , p.
A portrait of Pinocchio by Enrico Mazzanti serves as the frontispiece. Sixty-one woodcuts in the text, likewise by Mazzanti. Original publisher's green cloth. On the upper cover, title stamped in gilt between two gilt stripes with the name of the author and printer embossed in green; the lower cover decorated with two floral-patterned rolls in black; spine with title lettered in gold.
Covers slightly discoloured, lower cover somewhat bumped. Armorial bookplate of Sir John Wormald. Condition: light film of soiling on orange vellum spine. Orange rubbed a bit along edges. Still the vellum and its coloring remain very handsome.
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Typical flanging of the vellum. Amory association copy. Published by Leonardo Ciardetti, Firenze Florence Five volumes, complete. An outstanding Italian edition of the complete works of Dante, with the extensive and important commentary by Baldassare Lombardi. Frontispiece engraved portrait of Dante, and three extremely attractive engraved plates corresponding to each of the three domains of the afterlife. Beautifully printed on extremely fine wove paper.
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About this Item: Londra. First edition thus. Four volumes: pp xlii,; ; [iv], ; , iv Tavola, 8 Nomi de' Signori Assiciati. Period binding of full calf with raised bands, decoration in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers. The fourth volume, which was published the year after the first three, has a separate title-page: ''Canzone e Sonetti di Dante Alighieri, de la prima volte di note illustrati da Romualdo Zotti: con una Dissertazione sulla Divina Commedia, scritta da Mr. Merian, dell' Accademia di Berlino''.
Engraved portrait frontispiece in first volume. On each front pastedown is the armorial bookplate of John Pulteney. Italian text. Chipping to heads of spines. Covers a bit rubbed. A very good set.
Published by Milano, Sonzogno, - About this Item: Milano, Sonzogno, - Condition: buono. In folio cm. X, 2 ,; 4 ,; 4 ,, 4 ; con il ritratto di Dante all'antiporta e complessive tavv. Mambelli Annali ediz. Esemplare con legature logore e con mancanze ai dorsi, ma interni ottimi. Published by Tallone - , Parigi About this Item: Tallone - , Parigi, Volume: 3 Published by Torino, Unione Tipografico-Editrice, - Condition: molto buono.
Pelle ed angoli con tit. Manca il ritratto di Dante in antiporta. Per errore del legatore, frontespizio e pagine numerate in cifre romane del primo volume, compreso il ritratto di Giuseppe Campi, sono state rilegate dopo l'Indice Alfabetico nel quarto volume. Qualche spellatura alle rilegature, lievi fioriture sparse, ma esemplare molto buono di questa edizione poco comune, ampiamente descritta dal Mambelli Published by Leonardo Ciardetti About this Item: Leonardo Ciardetti, It is known to favor the confessional verse against the philological, as it offers an explanatory exegesis, serving God Spera.
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Brossura d'editore con piatti incornicati da greca, titoli a stampa ai dorsi variamente sbiaditi. Saltuarie fioriture. Prima rara edizione completa del commento dantesco di Ferdinando Arrivabene - , letterato e patriota mantovano. Published by Milano: Vallardi Editore, About this Item: Milano: Vallardi Editore, , In-Folio xmm - In 3 Volumes - volume I. A file in facsimile of 24 pp with the 'introductory news' attached to the first volume. The spines with signs of wear, otherwise in Very good condition. Published by William Pickering.
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