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[Genesis]. Versione della Genesi. Parma, co' tipi Bodoniani,

CERATI Gregorio (1807)

£300.00 

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Sm. 8vo. [2]f. (first leaf blank) LIXpp. [1]f. 260pp. [2]ff. Original orange boards (small repair at top of spine).

First edition of these 29 poems written in terza rima on Old Testament subjects, which include the creation of the world, Noah's Ark, the tower of Babel, Sodom and Gomorrah, etc. The author was bishop of Piacenza who had died earlier in 1807 at the age of 77, and this edition of his poems was quickly brought to press by his brother Antonio, while further editions appeared in Rome and Piacenza. Antonio was himself a notable litterateur whose poetry had already been published by the Bodoni press, and he has contributed a lengthy preface in praise of his brother for this edition.Brooks 1018 (error in collation).

Stock Code: 40110