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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 85

    VALDIVIELSO, Joseph de. S. Giuseppe. Poema, translated by Giacinto Faggi. Milan: Appresso Ludovico Monza, 1651 [date on imprimatur leaf]. 12° (144 x 87mm). Half title, engraved figural title, imprimatur leaf at end (occasional very light spotting). Contemporary Italian, probably Milanese, vellum elaborately decorated in gilt with fan and rosette designs to the covers and a clover-leaf tessellation to the spine, gauffered edges (a few small puncture holes, a little rubbed), modern cloth book box. Provenance: illegible early signature and faint red stamp on half title -- ?"Tarchini" (signature on front free endpaper) -- modern presentation inscription on front pastedown.

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    VALDIVIELSO, Joseph de. S. Giuseppe. Poema, translated by Giacinto Faggi. Milan: Appresso Ludovico Monza, 1651 [date on imprimatur leaf]. 12° (144 x 87mm). Half title, engraved figural title, imprimatur leaf at end (occasional very light spotting). Contemporary Italian, probably Milanese, vellum elaborately decorated in gilt with fan and rosette designs to the covers and a clover-leaf tessellation to the spine, gauffered edges (a few small puncture holes, a little rubbed), modern cloth book box. Provenance: illegible early signature and faint red stamp on half title -- ?"Tarchini" (signature on front free endpaper) -- modern presentation inscription on front pastedown.


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