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Dissertazioni sopra le Antichita Italiane. Gia composte e pubblicate in Latino dal proposto... E da esso poscia compendiate e trasportate nell' Italiana favella. Opera postuma Data in luce dal Proposto Gian Francesco soli Muratoi suo Nipote
Roma: Barbiellini, 1755. Second Edition. Vellum. Very Good. Six vols., 8vo, pp. [ff 1] (frontispiece) + [ii]-xl + [1]- 370 + 371 (errata); [3]-406 + 407-408 (errata); [ii]-xvi + [1]-451 + [452] (errata) + [453-456] (index); [2]-402; [ii]-xx + [1]-347 + [348] (errata); [2]-380; all contemporary vellum; spines stained brown (probably old varnish) with gilt lettering and decorations; all spines with printed library tickets affixed; all edges speckled pink; institutional bookplate to front pastedowns; torn due date stickers to front free endpapers; embossed library stamps and pencil annotations to title leaves; embossed library stamps at select leaves throughout; browning to some leaves; card pockets and electronic tag at rear pastedown; else a clean and complete ex-library copy. Second edition, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Lodovico Muratori at beginning of the first volume. The first edition was printed in Latin. The book publishes basic narrative sources for medieval Italian history, and explores the institutions, manners and customs of the Italian states to the 13th century. Lodovico Muratori (1672-1750) was one of the leading Italian historians of his age. He is credited with discovery of the 7th century Latin manuscript now known as the "Muratorian fragment," containing the earliest list of books of the New Testament that were considered canonical. (The original text, now lost, is thought to have been written in Greek and is supposed to have dated anywhere from 170 to the 4th century.).
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