27 - 28 June 2006
SOLDINI, Francesco Maria. De anima brutorum commentaria. Florence: Cajetan, 1776.
8o (204 x 132 mm). Engraved title-page printed in ochre, 8 engraved plates, 2 printed in ochre and 6 printed in green and ochre, engraved initials printed in blue, decorative borders, head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt (some slight peeling to covers, light rubbing). Provenance: purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 10 March 1959.
FIRST EDITION. The plates depict animals and pastoral scenes and are strikingly printed in colors. Soldini also wrote a history of the Reformation and a study of Florentine philosophy. Brunet V:427.
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