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Thank you, Mike. This is another really helpful post for understanding the spread and influence of Etteilla's ideas.

Here's what I found when looking up Girolamo Ruscelli. Note that one of the pages is labeled "The Secrets of Alexis" and in the other he is identified as "Alexis of Piedmont."

and Click on the book to read through the whole thing.

However, this book of Emblems may have been even more influential:

The whole book is here: See especially pages 92 & 96 (among many others).

Here's an article in English - that while emphasizing Impresa ("Emblems") for women - gives an overview in English of the whole subject.
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