16 July 2014
JOACHIM, Abbot of Fiore (1132-1202). Vaticinia, sive prophetiae. Venice: Hieronymum Porrum, 1589. [Bound with:] Vaticinia seu praedictiones illustrium virorum ... Vaticini. Venice: Giovanni Battista Bertoni, 1605.
2 works in one volume, 4° (192 x 135mm). First work with engraved title, dedication with engraved vignette, full-page portrait of the author and smaller portrait of the author, leaf c4 repeated twice including smaller portrait of the author, 30 portraits of Popes with Latin captions and Italian translations, plate of 'Oraculum Turcicum' with caption in Turkish characters and engraved text below at end; second work with title within engraved border and six engraved plates. (Full-page portrait of the author in first work shorter at outer margin, occasional scattered spotting.) 18th-century mottled calf, monogram HD gilt on covers, spine and edges gilt, modern brown morocco clipcase (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: 'H.D.' (binding) -- S.A. Thompson Yates (book label).
FIRST EDITION of Joachim's Vaticinia and second edition of the following text (first published in 1600). Both works with fine engraved plates. Adams J-213; Landwehr Romanic, 415.
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