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Leonardus, Camillus (or Leonardi, Camillo) (1750)


Leonardus, Camillus (or Leonardi, Camillo) (1750)

Leonardus, Camillus (or Leonardi, Camillo) (1750)

The | Mirror | Of | Stones: | In Which | The Nature, Generation, Properties, | Virtues and various Species of more | than 200 different Jewels, precious and | rare Stones, are distinctly described. | Also certain and infallible Rules to know the | Good from the Bad, how to prove their | Genuineness, and to distinguish the Real | from Counterfeits. | Extracted from the Works of Aristotle, | Pliny, Isiodorus, Dionysius Alexandrinus, | Albertus Magnus, &c. | By Camillus Leonardus, M.D. | A Treatise of infinite Use, not only to Jewellers, | Lapidaries, and Merchants who trade in them, | but to the Nobility and Gentry, who purchase | them either for Curiosity, Use or Ornament. | Dedicated by the Author to Cæsar Borgia. | Now first Translated into English. | [rule] | London: | Printed for J. Freeman in Fleet-street, 1750.

Collation: 8°: A-K8; [3] iv-xiv 15-240 [2 blank]

Page size: 160 x 104 mm

Binding: full calf with gilt lettering and ornaments on spine (rebacked)

Provenance: no marks of provenance.

Other editions: Latin: 1502, 1516, 1533, 1610, 1717

References: Schuh 2893, Sinkankas 3896, Ward & Carozzi 1368

Collection: private collection