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Ad . . . Cosimum II Magnum Etruriae ducem quartum epitreptica oratio.

RONCHI Marco Aurelio (1611.)

£200.00 

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4to (203 x 150mm.) 14, [2]pp., last leaf blank, woodcut Medici arms on title-page, large woodcut initial and tail-piece, head-piece of typographical fleurons, modern wrappers

Rome: B. Zanetti,

An extremely elegantly printed speech in praise of Cosimo II de' Medici (1590-1521), written soon after he became Grand Duke following the death of Ferdinando in 1609. Cosimo died at the age of 30 in 1620, having been a great patron of the arts and sciences (see Cochrane Florence in the forgotten centuries).

Rare: three copies listed copy in SBN OPAC -Bibliotheca Nazionale Centrale, Rome (2) and Casanatense (1).

Stock Code: 42060