Alessandro Piccolomini 1575 Philosophy & Astronomy


Alessandro Piccolomini, a prominent Italian humanist, astronomer, and philosopher born in 1508 in Siena, Italy, was known for his efforts to popularize Latin and Greek scientific and philosophical works in vernacular languages.

Throughout his career, Piccolomini published various influential works that left a lasting impact on future astronomers and philosophers.

This being a revised edition of M. Alessandro Piccolomini’s work, printed in 1575, has been finely bound and restored.

The full title of the book, translated to English, refers to the moral institution as outlined by Piccolomini in twelve books.

In this revised edition, Piccolomini has refined and organized his previous writings on the noble institution of man, removing redundancies and adding new and important content.

The restoration of this particular edition includes a vellum spine, marbled covers, a deep red paste-down with gilt titles, woodcut drop caps, an in-text illustration on page 176, and a printer’s device on the facsimile title page.

The conservation work on this book has ensured its excellent condition, with cleaned pages, new endpapers, and repairs made to some areas affected by worming.

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