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Lot nr:769
Book nr:19985
Author:BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-75)
Title:Libro delle Donne Illustri
Publisher:Pietro dei Nicolini da Sabbio
Description:In-8?, [16], 216 leaves, italic type, woodcut printer's device on title (Neptune and a seahorse), woodcut historiated initials, with blank leaves X7-8, some deckle edges. Contemporary vellum wrapper, evidence of two fore-edge ties, title written on lower edges (stained, old ms. notes on front and back covers)
Note:With the lives of famous women such as Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, Margaret Queen of England etc. Translated from Latin into Italian by Giuseppe Betussi (c. 1512-c.1573). Provenance: one title inscription deleted - Giovanni Jacopo Bertagna of Castelnuovo (17th-century inscriptions, ownership verse on title verso). A fresh copy, in its contemporary vellum wrapper, of the second edition in Betussi's Italian translation. Adams B-2143; EDIT 6315.
Price:€300 - €500
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