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GLISSENTI, Fabio.
DISCORSI MORALI DELL'ECCELL. SIG. FABIO GLISSENTI CONTRA IL DISPIACER DEL MORIRE. Detto Athanatophilia. Divisi in cinque dialoghi, occorsi in cinque giornate. .
Venezia Bartolameo de gli Alberti, 1609. Ne' quali si discorre quanto ragionevolmente si dovrebbe desiderar la Morte, & come naturalmente la si vada fuggendo.Et un molto curioso Trattato della Pietra de' Filosofi. Adornati di bellissime figure, ai loro luoghi appropriate. SECOND EDITION 1609 (first published in Venice in 1596), Italian text, 8vo, approximately 220 x 160 mm, 8¾ x 6¼ inches, interesting woodcut device on title page featuring 4 depictions of death in the frame and a tree of life at the centre with the words "OCCULTO GLISCIT", medallion portrait of the author on verso within a similar frame featuring skeletons and skulls with the words "APERTE DEGLISCIT" which completes the motto on the recto, title page device and portrait are repeated for each of the 5 Discorsi and the Breve Trattato, 382 woodcut illustrations in the text, by repetition of 117 blocks, varying slightly in size, 62 x 47 mm (2½" x 1 7/8") to 65 x 49, some printed in pairs, those printed singly set within 2 decorative columns featuring skulls and skeletons, some tailpieces containing skulls, some decorative or historiated initials, leaves: (8), 592, collation: a8, A-3H8, 3I4, 3K-4E8, 3F4, bound in modern full blind panelled calf, raised bands and blind decoration to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title inked neatly long ago on bottom edges (see image), title page lightly browned and faintly spotted, grey smudge in fore-edge margin, small repair to lower outer corner, light crease across upper outer corner, first few leaves dog-eared at lower outer corner, occasional pale b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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