Printed 1566: Superb Example Of Italian Renaissance Scholarship For Sale
PRINTED 1566: SUPERB EXAMPLE OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE SCHOLARSHIP
AN ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY SCHOLAR'S BINDING
A SESSA IMPRINT WITH THE FAMOUS CAT PRINTER'S EMBLEMThe Book:
[Horace.; Giovanni Fabrini ] L'Opere d'Oratio, poeta liricocomentate da Giovanni Fabrini, da Fighine, in lingua vulgare Toscana ;con ordine, che'l vulgare e' comento del Latino ; et il Latino e'comento del vulgare, ambedue le lingue dichiarandosi l'una con l'altra... In Venetia : Appresso Gio. Battista, Marchio Sessa, & fratelli,1566. Title vignette, initials, headpieces. Latin text surrounded by Italian commentary. COMPLETE. , 389 leaves;4to., 20.5 cm. Full unrestored contemporary Venetian maroon polishedcalf with gilt borders, slight splitting to front hinge, loss ofstring ties; internally, some light to moderate foxing throughout,minor inner marginal worming, slight tightness to first blanks andt.p., slight protrusion of last two signatures from textblock, alledges gilt (faded). An uncommon edition in a very attractiveunderstated humanist binding. Provenance: P. Michel Angelo Sordi1753 with signature end of dedication. Brooks Atkinson (November 28,1894 – January 14, 1984), American theatre critic with pencilsignature to rear blank @ New York Times. A handsome edition of Horace with commentary by Giovanni FrancescoFabrini (or Fabbrini) (1516 - 1580), the Italian humanist andpopularizer of classical Latin. Horace's influence on Italianliterature began most notably with Petrarch, a key figure in theimitation of Horace in accentual meters.
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