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La Piazza Universale di Tutte le Professioni del Mondo, Nuovamente ristampata, & posta in luce da Thomaso Grazoni da Bagnacaullo. Con l'Aggionta d'alcune bellissime Annotationi a Discorso per Discorso
In Venetia: Appresso Gio. Battista Somasco 1589 In Venetia: Appresso Gio. Battista Somasco, 1589. Third edition. 4to. Pp. [40], 958. Full contemporary vellum. Some soiling of vellum. Insect damage to terminal leaf affecting header and four words in top two lines of text, small marginal repair at upper margin of Aaa2, else a clean sound copy. Kress Library 179; Gamba III,1415; Brunet II,1497 (not recording this edition); Olschki, 9905 Italy; Graesse III, 32 . First published in 1585, the Piazza Universale is a compendium of the professions, giving descriptive and historical references for contemporary occupations ranging from Assassini, Puttanieri, Ruffiani, Usurari, and Villani to Apiculturist, Clog-Maker, Monk, Inquisitor, and Officers of the Customs and Excise. P. 739 contains the first mention of Commedia dell'Arte, naming the companies in various cities
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