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FORESTI, Giacomo Filippo
Nouissime hystoriarum omnium repercussiones
Venice, Impressum per Albertinum De Lissona Vercellensem, 1503. [THE COLUMBUS EDITION] FIRST EDITION thus. ff. 452, [x]. a-z , & , [9] , [R] , A-2G 2H 2I¹ . Without last blank. “Woodcut coat of arms of the dedicatee, Cardinal Antoniotto Pallavicino, 170 x 130 mm., on the title page. Ninety-five woodcuts (including 47 repititions), 53 x 49 mm. to 147 x 146 mm. The four blocks of the Creation, Expulsion, Death of Abel, and the Tower of Babel are printed as full-page illustrations by the use of large border blocks with the sun and the moon and foliated side strips. These border pieces also enclose the first page of text leaf a3r. Geographical diagram including a floral border on a7r. (a T -O world map). The rest of the illustrations consist of city views in several sizes. The smaller blocks are repeated for several cities, although some have distinctive landmarks. The large blocks show Verona, Genoa, Rome Milan and Venice. . Large white initials with flowers and foliage, one large initial F with Putti on a black ground; guide letters in spaces The dates are set in the margin, either side of a double rule. Roman letter, roman marginalia.” Entirely rubricated, extensive marginal notes in an early hand, mss inscription of the Benedictine monastery of Ettenheim-munster at head of t-p with their library stamp at foot, title mss in an early hand on upper cover. Light age yellowing, scattered single worm holes at beginning and end. A very good copy in contemporary south German pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, covers triple blind ruled to a panel design, stopped at corners with sm … [Click Below for Full Description]
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