2 June 1998,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 575
GBP 600 - GBP 900
Alla nobil vecchiezza fiorentina disfida al calcio della gioventu. Florence: Gio. Gugliantini, 1678.
Broadsheet (317 x 355mm). Woodcut opening initial and interlace border. (Some soiling and wear along folds, repairs to verso, part of left hand border cut away.) Folding into modern wrappers. A challenge to the elders of Florence to play football with the younger men.
Il valor della vecchiezza trionfante nel calcio alle bellissime dame di Firenze. Florence: alla Condotta, 1678. Broadsheet (280 x 360mm). Woodcut opening initial and interlace border. (Some holing at folds and repairs to verso, old stains.) Folding into recent morocco-backed marbled boards, spine titled and dated in gilt. Provenance: Pietro Gintori Conti (bookplate). Poem in six cantos in celebration of a football victory by the older nobility over the youth of Florence. (2)
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