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CAMILLI Camillo (1586.)

£1250.00 

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Engraved architectural border for each part and 108 emblematic engravings by Girolamo Porro, who is cited on the title-page.Sm. 4to. 3 parts in two vols. [4]. 182pp. (lacking final blank); 95pp.; 56pp. 19th century Italian vellum over paste-boards, flat spines decorated in gilt, brown morocco labels.

First edition of this fine book of imprese where Porro's perfectly executed devices and mottoes, each within a different ornamental border, are followed by the thorough iconographic analysis of Camillo. The dedication is to Ferdinando de' Medici. "Il Porro non esegui opera piu bella e piu de questa elegante" (Cicognara). Provenance. Bookplate of Gianni Boccoli. A few leaves browned, small wormhole to blank outer margins, but generally a fresh copy.Mortimer no. 99. Praz p. 296. Cicognara 1870. Libreria Vinciana no. 259. Brunet I, 1514.

Stock Code: 39791