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Rusconi, Francesco, & Vincenzo Paolo Rusconi.
Rime di Francesco e Vincenzo-Paolo fratelli Rusconi di Cento.
Parma: Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1796. Large 4to (30.7 cm, 12.08"). [10], 74 pp. Sole edition, printed by Bodoni: Poems by two brothers, collected by their father (Pier-Dionisi Rusconi) in honor of the wedding of Teresa Gozzadini and the son of papal treasurer Antonio Gnudi, to whom the volume is dedicated. The text is printed with the dignified simplicity typical of Bodoni's work.    This poetic tribute is now uncommon: Searches of WorldCat locate => only seven reported holdings in U.S. institutions (UCLA, Harvard, Southern Methodist University, Stanford, University of Oregon, University of Texas, Yale).         Brooks 641; De Lama, II, 117; Giani 84 (p. 56). Contemporary light green paper–covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; binding rubbed, soiled, joints and extremities chipped. Scattered small spots of foxing, only; first four leaves showing larger (but still limited and diminishing) evidence of exposure to a pale purple'ish liquid. Pages generally clean.
Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M) [United States]
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