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Lot nr:1190
Book nr:34017
Author:DONI, Anton Francesco
Title:I Marmi
Town:Venice
Publisher:Francesco Marcolini
Year:1552-1553
Description:4 parts in 1 vol. in-4to, 167+[1] ; 119+[1] ; 166+[2] ; 93+[3] pp, woodcut title-devices, initials and vignettes throughout, full-page vignette within scroll-work border to final leaf verso of each part. A few wormholes in inner margin. Brown stain on p. 113 of part 3, pale marginal waterstains at the end. Vellum binding, yellow edges, gilt arms on both boards 'the society of writers to the signet', morocco title piece on spine
Note:A finely illustrated work, particularly known for Marcolini's "truth" devices. The text comprises a series of imaginary conversations held on the steps of the Duomo at Florence (i Marmi), the subjects of which include Gutenberg and the art of printing, Michelangelo and marble, and Martin Luther.
Heraldic bookplate of Sir James Stewart Denholm. Ref. Adams D-824
Price:€600 - €900
Sellingprice:€700
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