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Soler y LlachDecember 22, 2020Barcelona, Spain

Item Overview


1624. LIBRO: (ALQUIMIA-FARMACIA). EREMITA, DONATO D´: DELL´ELIXIR VITAE... AL SERENISSIMO FERDINA[N]DO SECONDO GRAN DUCADI TISCANA. Napoli: per Secondino Roncagliolo, 1624. Folio. Gran portada arquitectónica grabada + 5 h. + 19 grabados + 184 p. (sign. A2-H2, I4-V4, X2, Y4-Zu4, Aa4-Bb4, Cc2-Ff2, Gg1 (falta la última blanca). Todo el texto con doble enmarcado y entre los dos marcos apostillas marginales. Cabeceras, capitales y culs-de-lampe grabados. Enc. en pergamino, lomera rotulada, cortes moteados. La obra presenta un escelente estado de conservación. Antiguo sello húmedo en la primera h. blanca. Las láminas muestran diferentes equipos y métodos de destilar. En algunos de los grabados aparece el nombre del autor, por ello algunos estudiosos especulan que pueda ser también el autor de las láminas, pero no se puede aseverar. Donato d´Eremita, el autor de esta extraordinaria pieza, se formó en Florencia como boticario y estuvo al servicio de Cosme II de Medici. En Nápoles, durante la primera década del s. XVII se incorporó al convento de Santa Maria alla Sanità, que contaba con una de las boticas más conocidas de la ciudad; con los conocimientos adquiridos se traslada al convento de Santa Cateria en Formello y allí organiza la nueva botica y su abastecimiento, él mismo se encarga del jardín y en pocos años y bajo su dirección, alcanza fama y prestigio. Los desacuerdos entre Donato y el prior llevaron al autor a ser encarcelado en una celda del convento, donde murió. Sus conocimientos y experiencia le permitieron escribir, y probablemente ilustrar, la extraordinaria obra que presentamos.

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Accepted forms of payment: Visa, Wire Transfer


11th. The lots adjudicated may be collected from our auction rooms at C/ Beethoven, 13, 08021 BARCELONA within 15 days after the auction.
Also they could be sent abroad by international shipping at buyer´s expenses.

Auction Details

Rare & Valuable Books and Manuscripts

Soler y Llach
December 22, 2020, 05:00 PM CET

Beethoven, 13, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08021, ES


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Terms and Conditions

1st. The starting price is the minimum price for which a lot can be adjudicated. This price should be understood to be the reserve price and under no circumstances will the lot be adjudicated for less than this.

2nd. The total invoice will include 20% (except in coin auctions 18%) on the hammer price plus shipping and/or insurance cost. The shipment of the articles adjudicated will be invoiced with a general nature, independently of the condition or residence of the winner of the bid, with VAT INCLUDED, covered by the Special Regime on used goods, objects of art, antiques, and collectors' items. Internet bidders will be charged of an additional 3% (Live Bidding fee)

3rd. If you are unable to attend the auction in person, please send in your bid as early as possible. The lots are sold at the lower price possible and not at the total of your bid. For example, a lot with an asking price of 1,000 for which you bid 3,000 and for which the highest bid other than yours is 1,500, will be adjudicated to you at the following bid (as per our bidding chart), in this case, 1,600. Some lots can have a reserve price imposed by de vendor. In case two bids are similar then winner is the one arrived before. The minimun bid for lots "libres" is t€.

4th. Bids must be made in EUROS. Any bid in other currency will be changed in â'¬UROS. Payments have to be made in â'¬UROS. The amount of the payments in other currency, will be subjected to the daily Bank exchange rate.

Bidding chart:
From 100 to 500 EUROS - 20 EUROS
From 501 to 1,000 EUROS - 50 EUROS
From 1,001 to 2,000 EUROS - 100 EUROS
From 2,001 to 5,000 EUROS - 200 EUROS
From 5,001 EUROS, minimum 5%

5th. Purchasers buying by post must make payment on receiving the invoice. On receiving the money, we will send the lots by post at your expense and risk, unless the purchaser has given other instructions.

6th. SOLER Y LLACH reserves the right to group together, at its criteria, two or more lots of the current auction, as well as to withdraw any lot.

7th. The auction house regulates the auction and in the case of any dispute between buyers, its decision is final.

8th. AUTHENTICITY. The authenticity of all the lots sold by SOLER Y LLACH is guaranteed. Any claim regarding authenticity should be sent to SOLER Y LLACH within 30 days from the date of the auction. Any claim made after this time will not be considered.
Lots described as collections or groupings cannot be subjected to any claim.

9th. The lots like: books, manuscripts, maps, posters and photography, will be auctioned in the state in which they are found, no claims will be accepted concerning restorations, damages, breakages, etc. Although the descriptions have been made with the greatest of care, purchasers should check out for themselves before the auction that the description coincides with their personal opinion about the state of the lot.

10th. PAYMENT IN INSTALMENTS FOR PURCHASES SUPERIOR TO 500 €. In this case, the purchaser should pay 30% of the total on receiving the invoice, and the rest within a maximum period of six months in equal monthly quotas.

At the end of each month, SOLER Y LLACH will charge the purchaser's account 0.50% interest on the outstanding balance.

The lots will remain with SOLER Y LLACH until payment has been completed. In accordance with part 8, the purchaser loses all rights to lodge a claim 30 days after the auction, and during this time he may examine the lots at SOLER Y LLACH.

11th. The lots adjudicated may be collected from our auction rooms at C/ Beethoven, 13, 08021 BARCELONA within 15 days after the auction.

12th. The lowest bid accepted for those ots with starting price "libre" is 5 euros.

13th. SOLER Y LLACH reserves the right of admission into its auction rooms and to refuse, at its criteria, any purchase order.

14th. OWNERSHIP. The lots will remain the property of the seller until payment has been cleared, which includes paying in cheques or any document.

Shipping Terms

11th. The lots adjudicated may be collected from our auction rooms at C/ Beethoven, 13, 08021 BARCELONA within 15 days after the auction.
Also they could be sent abroad by international shipping at buyer´s expenses.