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DONI, Antonio Francesco (1513?-1574). La Zucca del Doni, Venice: Francesco Marcolini, 1551. 3 parts in one volume, 8° (162 x 106mm.), general title with woodcut surround, 3 woodcut vignettes to section titles, 3 woodcut tail-pieces, 23 woodcut illustrations, some full-page (foremargin of general title repaired, wormtrack through lower margins), expertly bound to style in vellum, titled in gilt on spine. Provenance: Aloysius (inscription dated 1551). FIRST EDITION. Adams D-835A; Brunet II, 812; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 164.

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DONI, Antonio Francesco (1513?-1574). La Zucca del Doni, Venice: Francesco Marcolini, 1551. 3 parts in one volume, 8° (162 x 106mm.), general title with woodcut surround, 3 woodcut vignettes to section titles, 3 woodcut tail-pieces, 23 woodcut illustrations, some full-page (foremargin of general title repaired, wormtrack through lower margins), expertly bound to style in vellum, titled in gilt on spine. Provenance: Aloysius (inscription dated 1551). FIRST EDITION. Adams D-835A; Brunet II, 812; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 164.

BAIF, Lazare de (d. 1547). Annotationes in Legem II De captivis & postliminio reversis, in quibus tractatur De re navali, per autorem recognitae. Eiusdem annotationes in tractatum De auro & argento legato. quibus Vestimentorum & Vasculorum genera explicatur, Basel: H. Froben and N. Episcopius, 1527. 4° (209 x 150mm.), Froben device on title and colophon leaf, 33 woodcut illustrations, most full-page, two woodcut diagrams (upper outer corner of title torn away), old calf over pasteboard (rebacked, worn, stitching broken).

GREGORY, Saint of Nazianzus. Due orationi ... fatte in lingua Toscana dal commendatore Annibal Caro, edited by Giambattista Caro, Venice: Aldus Manutius the younger, 1569. 4° (232 x 160mm.), woodcut Aldine device on title, errata leaf (light browning on first and last few leaves), 19th-century Italian roan-backed marbled boards. FIRST EDITION OF CARO'S TRANSLATION of these two important sermons by the great Byzantine theologian. BM STC Italian, p. 313; Renouard p. 206.10; Gamba 1441. (3)
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