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12 November 2007
SODERINI, Giovanni Vittore (1526-1597). Breue descrizione della pompa funerale fatta nelle essequie del ... D. Francesco Medici ... Fiorenza ... MDLXXXVII. Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1587. 4° (222 x 144mm). Woodcut device on title, 2 full-page etched illustrations (quire B browned). Early 20th-century half calf (a little rubbed). Provenance: Piero Ginori Conti (bookplate). Edit-on line 28890.
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