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Porcacchi, Tommaso
Funerali antichi di diuersi popoli, et nationi; forma, ordine, et pompa di sepolture, di essequie, di consecrationi antiche et d'altro, descritti in dialogo da Thomaso Porcacchj da Castiglione Arretino. Con le figure in rame di Girolamo Porro padouano
appresso gli heredi di Simon Galignani, 1591 (In Venetia : appresso Giorgio Angelieri : alle spese de gli heredi di Simon Galignani de Karera). large 4to (295x200 mm); 18th century full vellum binding, handwritten title (traces) on an old paper label glued at flat spine (many little wormholes at spine, a little tear at front cover edge); pp. (8), 95, (1, blank); text in Italian. Nice full page decorated title-page, engraved with architectural motif; 23 very large (almost half-page) and fine engravings by Girolamo Porro, representing eventful funeral ceremonies in use among the Romans, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Indians, the Scythians, the Heruli, and others; woodcut device at colophon, with the tower of the publisher and the initials H.S.G.K. in type; xylographic head-letters and head-pieces. Author's dedicace to Ottaviano Manini, dated 21 May 1574. Second edition of this work on typical ancient world funeral rites and ceremonies (first edition published by Galignani on 1574), reprinted by the same publisher after the Author's death, and with the original dedication. Tommaso Porcacchi (1530-1585) was a scholar and a historian, author of historical and geographical works and poems; he cured for Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari the printing of a series of Greek authors' works, translated in part by himself. Girolamo Porro (1520-1604) was a carver, engraver, etcher and art writer in Venice. Prov.: Coat of arms of an extinct ecclesiastical library (of the Discalced Carmelites), printed on a label glued at title-page bottom and stamped at title-page verso. Ref.: IT\ICCU\BVEE\0123 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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