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Sansovino, Francesco
CENTO NOVELLE SCELTE da Piu Nobili Scrittori della Lingua Volgare. Nuovamente Riformate, Rivedute, e Corrette. e di Nuovo Aggiontovi le Figure ad Ogni Novella
Venice: Presso Allessandro Vecchi, 1610. Early printing. 1/2 vellum. Very Good. 4to. (16),440pp. Large title page woodcut vignette. Illustrated with 102 finely executed text woodcuts (1, full-page, the others 2-1/2" x 4"), most impressions are strong but a few are light, with several of the images repeated. Later (circa 1850) gilt decorated vellum, straight grained red morocco spine labels over marbled boards. A very attractive binding. Very minor worming to first two leaves and final 3 leaves. Small bookplate on front pastedown. A popular work of fiction by Sansovino (1521-1583), first published in 1561. Gamba 2728.
Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA [Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.]

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