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2009-02-07 16:00:54
IOVIUS, PAULUS - PAOLO GIOVIO - JOVIO. - [GIOVIO'S FIRST WORK]
Basiliae (Basel), Froben, August 1531. Small 8vo. Very nice later (ab. 1700) full brown morocco, probably Italian, with gilt borders to boards, back richly gilt. Old library-label to lower back, scratch to front-board, white chalk-like staining to back-board. Internally a bit of brownspotting, but overall good condition. Contemporary marginal notes to three pp. Woodcut printer's device to t-p. and last leaf, a few woodcut initials. 144, (6) pp., 1 f. w. printer's device. With the ex-libris of Jeffrey Norton.. Very rare Froben-edition of the first work by the Renaissance-historian Paolo Giovio. All early editions of this work are very rare.Giovio was a gifted philosopher, medic and historian. He was born in 1483 in Come (Lombard) and was as controversial a person as he was an author. He died in 1552 in Florence, and this particular edition is thus printed in his lifetime. Three other editions appeared in his lifetime, all printed in Rome, in 1524, 1527, 1528, but the 1531-edition is the only one by as prominent a printer as Froben.Giovio was very strategic and succeeded in connecting himself with the Medici-family, especially Giulio Medici, who was later elected Pope (Clement VIII); when he became Pope, Giovio was assigned chambers in the Vatican and in 1528 he was announced Bishop of Nocera. Giovio wrote historical and biographical works and essays; these works are said not to be taken as authorities, but in their entirety and with proper reservation they do have real value, especially because he gives a rich and lively picture of Italy in his own time. He gives indispensab … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S
2008-11-25 22:40:13
PROCOPE DE CESAREE (CAESARIENSIS Procopius)
Basilae (Bâle): ex officina Joannis Hervagii, 1531. Fine. ex officina Joannis Hervagii, Basilae (Bâle) 1531, in Folio (30x20,5cm), (48) 690 (1bc) 46pp. -2., relié. - First Edition and First Latin translation of the Greek original by Cristoforo Persona (1416-1485) and Raffaele Maffei (1455-1522). Very rare, we could not find a single copy in the catalog Hollis of Harvard University. Lack of board the BN of France as well as most foreign catalogs. The Harvard copy does not contain the 46 pages of a Greek text (which contains our copy) supposed to follow up this issue as stated in the colophon. Absent Brunet cites only the edition translated into French of 1587 in Paris, at Michalon. Full brown sheepskin, a pastiche flammande binding of the sixteenth century, back to 4 stars nerves and seedling cold boards are a central diamond from which radiate a series of frames. Tail headdress eroded and many works to the boards (sometimes large) Hole in head cover. Wormholes and galleries on the first two sheets in low margin and corner of little consequence ... Procopius was a Greek historian of the first half of the sixth century, he held various important positions in Byzantium, secretary of Belisarius Prefect of Byzantium. His writings mark the transition between classical Greek literature and Byzantine Greek literature, and make history into a new vision. The book collects books Wars, goths, vandals, Persian. Many other texts follow the stories of war. The book contains a long index at the beginning of Book 33 p. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet
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