Sale 2468 - Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, March 8, 2018

206 c ADORNO, JUAN NEPOMUCENO. Introduction to the Harmony of the Universe; or, Principles of Physico-Harmonic Geometry. 17 folding zincographed plates, mostly geometric diagrams; folding letterpress table. [12], 160, [1] pages. 8vo, 242x153 mm, contemporary ½ sheep gilt, spine ends, raised bands, and cover edges worn; light dampstaining and foxing in blank outer margin of last few text leaves, table and several plates chipped and darkened along fore edge, clean tear in table. London: (Reynell &Weight for) JohnWeale & Newton and Son, 1851 [300/500] first edition of a deistic exposition of the geometrical foundations of the universe by a Mexican visionary inventor and philosopher (1807-80). Not in Palau. presentation copy , with a signed inscription from the author to Ignacio Cumplido dated London, 10 November 1851. 207 c ALDINI, TOBIAS; and CASTELLI, PIETRO. Exactissima descriptio rariorum quarundam plantarum, que continentur Rome in Horto Farnesiano. 22 full- page botanical engravings; woodcut text illustrations. [12], 100, [8] pages, including engraved title. Folio, 313x221 mm, 19th-century cloth, rubbed; scattered mostly moderate foxing, restoration in blank upper margin of title and blank outer margin of L3. Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1625 [500/750] first edition of a catalogue of exotic plants in the Farnese gardens of Rome, including specimens from the New World. Alden 625/49; Hunt 208; Nissen BBI 13. SCIENCE LOTS 206-223 SEE ALSO LOTS 109, 120, 121 206 207