London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
FOGLIETTA, Uberto (1518-1581). Opuscula nonnulla. Rome: V. Accolti & V. Panizza, 1564. 4° (223 x 147mm). Author's name on title within a woodcut cartouche, small device on same page, with the final colophon leaf (some waterstaining). Late 17th-century calf gilt (rebacked, rubbed). Provenance: L.A. Burd (armorial bookplate). Adams F675.
CASTELVETRO, Lodovico (1505-1571). Opere varie critiche ... non più stampate, colla vita dell'autore scritta da ... Lodovico Antonio Muratori. Berne [Milan]: 'P. Foppens', 1727. 4° (252 x 192mm). Title in red and black, half title (without a portrait, ? called for, some waterstaining at the beginning, a little spotting at the end). Contemporary vellum. 2 contemporary, or near contemporary, inscriptions in Italian about the book on endpapers. FIRST EDITION of some of the minor works of the Modenese Castelvetro, known more for his celebrated literary quarrel with Annibale Caro.
And 2 other works in 7 volumes: Giuseppe Parini's Opere (6 vols., Milan, 1801-04) and Luigi Pulci's Il Morgante maggiore (Florence, 1732). (9)
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