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Faerno, Gabriello. Pavesi, Cesare.
Centum fabulae: ex antiquis auctoribus delect[a]e [bound with] Cento, e cinquanta favole: tratte da diuersi autori antichi...Impression [sic] Seconda...
1572. Venice: Franciscum Zilettum, 1572 and Venice: Giovanni Chrieger, 1569. 2 vols. in one, 12mo, 142, 192 pp., with 100 and 150 woodcut illustrations (some the same in each volume). Titles within the same woodcut frame for each volume. Old (probably original) limp vellum lettered in manuscript. § Both titles (usually found together as listed in WorldCat) are very scarce. The last copy of the Faerno recorded for sale was at auction in 1989 (£350); of the Pavesi no copies are recorded by ABPC, nor either title by Rare Book Hub. This copy was last sold by Diana Parikian who noted: "Two delightfully illustrated collections of fables, both with attractive woodcuts attributed to Chrieger himself... not in Adams, BM STC, nor mentioned by Mortimer in her review of the editions following the first 4to edition." She sold this copy about 40 years ago for £475.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]

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