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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    ALBERTINI, Francesco. Opusculum d[e] mirabilibus noue & veteris urbis Rome. Rome: J. Mazochius, 20 October 1515. 4° (206 x 141mm). Title (in gothic) within a woodcut architectural border (lacks the final blank, small hole in title caused by ink corrosion with slight loss on verso, first 2 quires quite browned, first 4 and last few quires a little loose). 20th-century grey wrappers (tears in spine). Provenance: Baron Landau (book-label).

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    ALBERTINI, Francesco. Opusculum d[e] mirabilibus noue & veteris urbis Rome. Rome: J. Mazochius, 20 October 1515. 4° (206 x 141mm). Title (in gothic) within a woodcut architectural border (lacks the final blank, small hole in title caused by ink corrosion with slight loss on verso, first 2 quires quite browned, first 4 and last few quires a little loose). 20th-century grey wrappers (tears in spine). Provenance: Baron Landau (book-label).

    Second edition of Albertini's version of the Mirabilia urbis Romae. The author, a Florentine priest and student of art and antiquity, was born at Florence in the second half of the 15th century and died at Rome in about 1521. Edit-on line 741; Sander 164; Schudt 431.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    16TH-CENTURY BOOKS