2 June 1998,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 897
GBP 400 - GBP 600
CORSI, Pietro. Ro. urbis excidium. [Bologna: G.B. Faelli, 1527 or 1528?].
4°. Title within a fine historiated and architectural border. (Very light spotting.) Late 18th-century gilt floral boards (new endpapers).
THE RARE FIRST EDITION of this powerful Latin poem in hexameters bewailing the destruction of Rome by Charles V. The dedicatory epistle addressed to the Queen Mother of France ends with the words "Ex vrbis cadauere". Olschki Choix 16788; Censimento C6827 (locating only 2 copies and ascribing the place of publication to Rome).
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