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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 51

    [VILLIFRANCHI, Giovanni]. Descrizzione della barriera, e della mascherata, fatte in Firenze à XVII. & à XIX. di febbraio MDCXII. Florence: B. Sermartelli e fratelli, 1613. 4° (218 x 156mm). Woodcut device on title (lightly browned throughout, title and last page spotted). Contemporary vellum gilt (rebacked, corners repaired). Provenance: G. Galletti (blue stamp on title); Giannalisa Feltrinelli (bookplate removed). BL STC p.962.

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    [VILLIFRANCHI, Giovanni]. Descrizzione della barriera, e della mascherata, fatte in Firenze à XVII. & à XIX. di febbraio MDCXII. Florence: B. Sermartelli e fratelli, 1613. 4° (218 x 156mm). Woodcut device on title (lightly browned throughout, title and last page spotted). Contemporary vellum gilt (rebacked, corners repaired). Provenance: G. Galletti (blue stamp on title); Giannalisa Feltrinelli (bookplate removed). BL STC p.962.

    GHILINI, Girolamo. Teatro d'huomini letterati. Milan: G.B. Cerri and C. Ferrandi, [1638]. Volume I only (all published), 8°. Engraved title, with the final errata leaf (waterstain at the beginning, some discolouration). 19th-century calf-backed boards (a little rubbed). FIRST EDITION of this useful collection of short biographies of famous (and not so famous) literary figures of the 15th to 17th centuries.

    And two others: Monumenti veneziani di varia letteratura ... (Venice: 1796) and Giovanni Battista Marini's La galeria ... distinta in pitture, & sculture (Venice, 1620). (4)


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