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La terza, et ultima parte de Ragionamenti del divino Pietro Aretino
1589. Woodcut medallion depicting Aretino on both title pages, (second on f.67). Woodcut initials. 2 parts in one vol. 8vo (140 x 90mm). [4], 202, [2]ff. (first and final leaves blank). C17th (?) mottled calf, triple gilt fillet border with fleuron cornerpieces, spine richly gilt with title lettered in second compartment, speckled edges, marble endpapers (worn, joints cracked and chipped, corners bumped). Appresso Gio. Andrea del Melagrano [London, John Wolfe], The final instalment of the Ragionamenti of acerbic writer and poet Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) published by John Wolfe after the first two books of the Ragionamenti in 1584. It contains the final two parts, the Ragionamento delle Corti and del Gioco, or delle Carte Parlanti, as it is better known. This was the first and only edition. Provenance: Ex-libris of Professor Christopher Cairns on front paste-down; ?Dolagoutto? inscribed on title page. Minor staining to fore edges. A clean copy. BMSTC (Italian), 518. Adams, A1582. Woodfield, 48. CNCE 2487. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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