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PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius / PLINY THE ELDER
Historia naturale . . . di lingua latina in fiorentina tradocta per . . . Christophero Landino . . . novame[n]te correcta . . .
Venice: Melchior Sessa & P. Ravani, 1516. 5th Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 14 August 1516. Folio (297 x 203 mm). [14], CCXIX, [1] leaves. Signatures: aa6 bb8 a-r? s6 A-O8 P6. Colophon on P5v, text in two columns. Including the final blank P6, title printed in red and black, printer's device on title, 38 woodcut illustrations in text, several large figurative- and small woodcut initials. Bound in 19th century vellum, spine with gilt lettering and ruling, boards with gilt ruling and central floral gilt tooling, vellum turn-ins gilt-decoated, red-dyed edges, marbled endpapers (spine and hinges at foot with light water damage, upper hinge cracked but holding). Text generally bright and clean, light dampstaining to lower gutter thoughout, occasional very minor spotting, single worm hole at lower margin of first gatherings, closed tear in leaf F7, some contemporary ink notes (mostly shaved at fore-margin). Provenances: Dyonisius Corronius (insription on title), whose library was composed of Greek and medical manuscripts (see Meyier, "Paul en Alexandre Petau en de geschiedenis van hun handschriften", 1947, p. 42); Nannet, Oratorian (inscribed on title); Jean Nélis (bookplate to fron pastedown); Mention of purchase in Lyon on title; Georges Petit. A nice, crisp copy. ---- br>Edit16 30044; Mortimer (Harvard Italian) 388; Essling 5; STC Italian 527; not in Adams.. Fifth Italian translation by Cristoforo Landino (1st 1476) of Pliny's famous scientific encyclopaedia, and the first to be illustrated. The woodcuts, with one exception, were already used in the first ill … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]

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