London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
BINDING -- PETRARCA, Francesco (1304-74). Il Petrarca con l'espositione di M. Alessandro Vellutello. Venice: Nicolo Bevilacqua, 1563. 4° (207 x 145mm). Woodcut device and vignette on title, headpieces and initials. Modern calf by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, in-laid with calf panels of a binding for Thomas Wotton, tooled to a gilt and black-ribbon interlace design, Wotton arms in centre, his arms on back cover with white paint (rubbed, some interlace chipped). Provenance: THOMAS WOTTON (1521-1587) binding panels only -- [Thore Virgin -- Rolf Wistrand].
A calligraphic note records that the panels had been previously inserted onto a copy of Richard Payne Knight's Remains of the Worship of Priapus, 1786, presented to the 5th Earl of Chesterfiled by the Society of Dilettanti (recorded by W. E. Moss in his monograph on Wotton under no. 114).
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