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RUSCELLI, Girolamo [with] POLITI, Adriano
Del modo di comporre in verso nella lingua italiana.(2) Dittionario Toscano compendio del vocabolario della crusca
Venice, G.B. and Melchior Sessa, 1563; (2) G.Guerrigli and Francesco Bolzetta. [DICTIONARY AND POETICS IN THE TUSCAN LANGUAGE] 2 vols. 8vo. I: pp. (xvi) 866 [i.e., 846] (ii), Italic letter, little Roman; II: pp. (xvi) 592 (xiv), lacking final blank, Roman letter, little Italic, double column. Woodcut printer s device t-ps, decorated initials and ornaments. I: light water stain to outer margin of first few gatherings, occasional light browning or slight mainly marginal foxing, small paper flaw to lower outer blank corner of P8, scattered ink marks, extensive ink splash to 2X7-8 and blank verso of last. II: occasional slight mainly marginal spotting, a intermittent light browning. Good copies, uniformly bound as a set in C18 half mottled sheep over lovely dominoté paper boards, block-stamped in red and blue, spine gilt ruled, gilt-lettered morocco label, all edges blue, extremities a little worn, couple of tiny worm holes to foot of spine of vol. I. C16 ex-libris (crossed-out) to t-p of vol. I, occasional early underlining or marginal marks. An unusual, charmingly bound two-volume set comprising a work on Italian poetics and an abridged Italian dictionary. The first is the third edition of Girolamo Ruscelli s work, also called Rimario , a lexicon of vernacular verse composition. Ruscelli (1518-66) was a polygraph whose interests spanned mathematics, cryptography, cartography, rhetoric and literature. Originally published in 1558, Del modo di comporre begins from the nature of the act of speaking, the syntactic and metric nuances of which are illustrated through synonyms. He p … [Click Below for Full Description]
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