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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."

http://antiquecannabisbook.com/chap2...scelli1569.htm

and

http://www.artfact.com/auction-lot/a...4-c-d8a7893cd9

http://books.google.com/books?id=Jzc6AAAAcAAJ Click on the book to read through the whole thing.

However, this book of Emblems may have been even more influential:
http://museum.cornell.edu/earthlyparadise/ruscelli.html

The whole book is here: http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24143...prese_illustri 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.
http://www.academia.edu/884644/_Sixt...ese_illustri._
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