PETRARCA, Francesco. Le Cose Volgari. Venice: Aldus Manutius, July 1501. 8° (149 x 98mm.). Italic type. Guide letters. (Title strengthened at inner margin, a7 holed with loss, blank A8 lacking, some browning). Later red morocco gilt, g.e. (joints and spine rubbed). Provenance: Early manuscript marginalia; W.Adams (signature); Herbert S.Squance (bookplate); John Ogden (signature). FIRST ALDINE EDITION and the first book in Italian printed with Aldus' italic type. Renouard p.28; Adams P787. - SACCHETTI, Franco. Delle Novelle. Florence: 1724. 2 volumes in 1, 8° (203 x 122mm.). Contemporary vellum. FIRST EDITION. Gamba 849. - With four others, Pietro Aretino's Ragionamenti (2 volumes, 8°, 1584-1589), Boccaccio's La Geneologia (4°, Venice: 1581), Ovid's Metamorphoses, in Italian (8°, Venice: 1572) and Dante's Comedia (4°, Venice: 1536). (6)

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PETRARCA, Francesco. Le Cose Volgari. Venice: Aldus Manutius, July 1501. 8° (149 x 98mm.). Italic type. Guide letters. (Title strengthened at inner margin, a7 holed with loss, blank A8 lacking, some browning). Later red morocco gilt, g.e. (joints and spine rubbed). Provenance: Early manuscript marginalia; W.Adams (signature); Herbert S.Squance (bookplate); John Ogden (signature). FIRST ALDINE EDITION and the first book in Italian printed with Aldus' italic type. Renouard p.28; Adams P787. - SACCHETTI, Franco. Delle Novelle. Florence: 1724. 2 volumes in 1, 8° (203 x 122mm.). Contemporary vellum. FIRST EDITION. Gamba 849. - With four others, Pietro Aretino's Ragionamenti (2 volumes, 8°, 1584-1589), Boccaccio's La Geneologia (4°, Venice: 1581), Ovid's Metamorphoses, in Italian (8°, Venice: 1572) and Dante's Comedia (4°, Venice: 1536). (6)
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