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De exemplis Illustrium Virorum Venetae ciuitatis atque aliarum Gentium. Venice, apud Nicolaum Tridentium,

EGNATIUS Johannes Baptista (1554.)

£550.00 

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Fine printer's device on title-page of Pallas and Mercury.4to. [4]ff. 309pp. [1]f. (blank). 19th century vellum backed marbled boards.

First edition published posthumously to honour the death of Egnatius who had died in the previous year. The work is divided into nine books and is a collection of largely Venetian biographies edited by Marco Molino, son of Luigi, the Procurator of San Marco. Giovanni Battista Cipelli (1478-1553), best known under his academic name, Egnatius, was one of the most important Venetian humanist scholars of the early 16th century and a close friend of the Aldo Manuzio whose press published a number of his editions. Bookplate of Franz Pollack. 19th century bibliographical note in Italian tipped in quoting Foscarini.Adams E81. BMSTC (Italian), p. 231. Brunet II, 953.

Stock Code: 41835