London, South Kensington
2 June 1998
CASIO DE' MEDICI, Girolamo. Libro intitulato Bellona nel quale si tratta di arme, di letere, e di amore. Bologna: Cinthio Achillino, [ca. 1525.]
Small 8°. Woodcut title border showing two jousting knights at the foot, two other mounted knights and trophies of war. Arms of Clement VII to verso of final leaf. (A little spotting and old marginal staining.) Recent purple calf, spine lettered and dated in gilt, gilt ruling, g.e.
FIRST EDITION. Sander notes that Fairfax Murray cites another issue without place or printer's name, but otherwise identical. BL STC Italian p. 153; Sander I, 1757. Censimento C1809.
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