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1544 Ortensio Lando Paradossi cioe, sententie fuori del... 2nd Edition
1544. Template | Trixum Beschreibung (Lando, Ortensio). Paradossi cioe, sententie fuori del comun parere, novellamente venute in luce. Venezia, 1544. 8°. 104 (recte 106) num. ff., 2 ff., with woodcut printer s device and several historiated initials Contemporary limp vellum. - Adams L 119; Gamba, Novelle 129 f.; Papanti 194. Rare second edition of Lando's major work, published the year before in Lyons, France. Although by the time this first Italian edition came out Lando was employed by a cardinal, his anticlerical ciriticism is not mitigated here. As the title announces he undertakes to contradict all sorts of common opinions presenting arguments for paradoxes instead. In a way he does follow an old tradtion of philosophical argumentation when he claims for instance that poverty is better than wealth. His criticism of society, the church and authorities is though rather harsh in places and let to the title being put on the index of forbidden books. In the fourth paradox for example he argues that it is better to be blind than able to see the corruption and misery of Italy. - Armorial bookplate "Biblioteca del Duque de Medinaceli y Santisteban". Some waterstaining to the end but otherwise mostly clean, one leaf with a small marginal tear not affecting the text. Nice. Kostenlose XXL Bilder bei TRIXUM.DE Diese Auktion wurde mit TRIXUM.DE erstellt.
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