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        A PAIR OF PORTAS!

These two PRB&M volumes are fascinating to work and play withTOGETHER. 
Both Italian, both 17th-century, they are definitely “the same book.”  But one is folio, one is quarto; one offers its images engraved, the other bears the same array of images woodcut.
The two are VERY different in effect — in ways that are pleasing and instructive!

Porta’s PhysiognomyIn ITALIAN with 92 Plates (1610)
Porta, Giambattista della.  Della fisionomia dell'huomo.... In Napoli: Appresso Gio. Giacomo, e Constantino Vitale, 1610. Folio (30.7 cm, 12.125"). π2 A–Z6 (F3+χ1) Aa–Ff6; 346 (i.e., 350) pp.; illus.
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If YouLook Like a Swine . . .
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Porta, Giambattista della.  Della fisionomia dell'huomo.... Venetia: Presso Christoforo Tomasino, 1644. 4to (23 cm, 9"). a6 A–Z8 Aa–Nn8; [6] ff., 570 (i.e., 572) pp., [2] ff.; illus.
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