Book Description

Foreword by Carlo Pedretti. Text includes the original text in Italian next to the English translation by Doris Fienga. Includes an actual size facsimile reproduction of the original manuscript. Codice sul volo degli uccelli (Codex on the flight of birds), is a small notebook compliled by Leonardo between 1505 and 1506. It comprises 18 folios. Held at the Royal Library of Turin, the codex begins with an examination of the flight behavior of birds and proposes flight by machines. The notebook was made using Leonardo's characteristic mirror writing, the text runs from right to left.
Dealer Notes
89, [1]; [18] pp., illustrated, 4to, orig. full leather, in full leather slip case, facsmile notebook in card wrapper, inset in linen-lined recess to rear board. A fine copy.
Date 1982
Publisher Johnson Reprint Corporation: London

Price: £250.00

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