Auction 458 / Lot n° 79

MANNI, Domenico Maria (1690-1788) - Degli occhiali da naso inventati da Salvino Armati. Florence: Anton Maria Albizzini, 1738 (ma con l'aggiunta del 1741). First edition, probably the second issue with the 1741 additions mentioned on the half-title. ‘The first book on the history of spectacles. Manni gave credit for the invention to the Florentine Armati’ (Garrison and Morton). 4to (222 x 167mm). Title printed in red and black, engraved vignette by V. Franceschini after G.D. Ferretti, woodcut historiated initials, with half-title dated 1741 bound before text (some light spotting). Contemporary boards, manuscript title on spine.

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:00

Estimate € 300 - 500

Sold € 500