Ad . . . Cosimum II Magnum Etruriae ducem quartum epitreptica oratio.
RONCHI Marco Aurelio (1611.)
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4to (203 x 150mm.) 14, 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