https://www.flickr.com/photos/ahala_rome/albums/72157717912957327 blurb for book experts: BAÏF, Lazare de, and Antonio TELESIO. Lazari Bayfii annotationes in l[egem]. II de captivis, et postliminio reversis, in quibus tractatur de re navali; eiusdem annotationes in tractatum de auro & argento leg. quibus, vestimentorum, & vasculorum genera explicantur; Antonii Thylesii de coloribus libellus, a coloribus vestium non alienus. Paris, Robert Estienne, 31 August 1536. 4to, pp. , [1 (blank)], 168, , 203, ; printed in Latin and Greek, with numerous woodcut illustrations, of which several full-page, large criblé woodcut initials, woodcut device to title; very occasional small damp-stains to margins, title lightly thumbed; a broad copy in contemporary calf, panelled in blind with centre- and corner-pieces, gilt red morocco letteringpiece to spine; rubbed and scuffed, lightly bumped, old rebacking with lettering-piece relaid, sig. B a little loose at lower sewing stations; contemporary inscription deleted from title, a few neat marginal annotations in a contemporary hand. First edition of the De re navali, an important work on ancient nautics, and the first illustrated book from the press of Robert Estienne. Printed with Baïf’s earlier texts De re vestiaria and De vasculorum materiis, first published in 1526 and 1535 respectively, this treatise on ancient ships is heavily illustrated and prefaced by Charles Estienne. Printed with de Baïf’s texts is an early edition of Telesio’s treatise on colour, the first published work on the subject. First printed at Venice in 1528, the Libellus seeks to define the terms used in Roman literature to give a precise understanding of the ancient perception of colour. Its importance was recognised by Goethe, who quoted the treatise in full in his Farbenlehre (1810). USTC 147011; Renouard, Annales des Estienne 1536 19 (p. 44); not in Adams.