Title: Hieronymi Cardani Arcana politica sive de prudentia civili liber singularis, 1635
Author: Hieronymus Cardanus
Publisher: Lugduni Batauor, Ex officina Elzeviriana
A first edition work of Cardanom’s, published in the last decade of his life, and in a pocket sized Elzevier printing. The text is a handbook for household management, husbandry, politics, how to be successful at court, how to dissimulate, how to read history and how to behave at university. At the time, the counter-reformation was changing the face of the Renaissance and that change was felt, even in this book
One volume in 24mo, (16)+608 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with rubbing and wear at the board edges, and stress at the joints. There is some light damp staining present on several pages.