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Plutarch
LA VITE DI PLUTARCHO, Vulgare, Novamente Imprese, et Historiate
Georgio de Rusconi & Nicolo Zopino e Vincenzo Compagni, 1518. Later printing. 1/2 vellum. 4to. ff.cccxxvi, complete. Double column text. Title within an ornate woodcut border. Text with 26 woodcuts (2" x 4-1/2"). 19th century vellum over paste paper boards. OFFERED WITH: Plutarch. LA SECONDA & ULTIMA PARTE, DELLE VITE DI PLUTARCHO... (Venice: Nicolao di Aristotile detto Zoppino. 1525). 4to. ff.ccxv,(1);(16). Double column text. Title printed in red & black and within a woodcut border. With 27 (of 28) woodcuts in the text. A defective copy lacking 3 leaves, a2 (with cut), a3, and a4; one leaf (a6) repaired with loss at bottom of 4 lines of letterpress; 2 leaves with tears (a4 and a5) with no loss. Lower outer corner of title page repaired. Bound in matching 19th century vellum over paste boards. Good +. These 2 "parts" are often found separately, printed 7 years apart. An early Italian translation of Plutarch's "Lives" with a fine series of woodcuts. Although the second (1525) volume is defective, it does have the blank and final 16 leaves following the leaf with colophon. This is an added life, of Marco Bruto, often found lacking. Sander 5787 & 5788. Essling 598. Not in Adams or the BL Italian STC.
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