GIOVIO, Paolo. Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium, septem libris iam olim ab authore comprehensa, Basel: Petrus Perna, 1575. 2, title within historiated woodcut border, full-page woodcut of Giovio's tomb, 129 large woodcut portraits within historiated borders in the text by Tobias Stimmer, 12 spaces for portraits within border blank, with final blank (occasional light spotting and minor marginal waterstaining), contemporary blind-stamped German pigskin (rebacked).
FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION of Giovio's classic work, first published in 1551 in Florence. Olschki Choix X, 15673; Adams G644. Bound in at the end is volume III of Giovio's Opera (1578).