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Monthly Archives: November 2009

1476: HISTORY OF THE FLORENTINE PEOPLE: THE “FIRST MODERN HISTORY BOOK”

FIRST EDITION, SPLENDID OPENING ILLUMINATION; COPY BELONGING TO LUCIEN BONAPARTE THE EARLIEST PRINTED ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF DANTE The Book: BRUNUS ARETINUS, Leonardus (1369-1444). Historiae florentini populi, in Italian. Translated from the Latin by Donatus Acciaiuolus. Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 12 February 1476. FIRST EDITION. Folio. (320 x 230 mm). Collation: a-k10 kk6 l-p10 q12 […]

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MAGNIFICENT AND VERY TALL COPY OF THE GREAT RENAISSANCE TOURNAMENT BOOK

PRINTED 1566: ROLL-TOLLED BLINDSTAMPED PIGSKIN WITH CLASPS 121 woodcut scenes of tournaments, including two double-page (repeat) The Book: Rüxner, Georg. Thurnier Buch; von Anfang, Vrsachen, Vrsprung vnd Herkommen der Thurnier im Heyligen Römischen Reich Teutscher Nation, wie viel offentlicher Landthurnier von Keyser Heinrich dem Ersten dieses Namens an biss auff den jetztregierenden Keyser Maximilian den […]

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NEWLY DISCOVERED DIPLOMA OF THE INFLUENTIAL 17th CENTURY ITALIAN, LUDOVICO INCONTRI

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM; CONNECTED WITH GALILEO Manuscript: [Illuminated Manuscript in Latin on Vellum] [Ludovico Attilo Incontri] PATENTI NOBILIARI E LAUREE; Diploma di Laurea. Pisa, 1626. 225 x 165 mm. 6 ff., i.e. 10 pages. Illuminated opening coat of arms, illuminated throughout in pure gold lettering, wax seal. Very fine 17th century Italian goatskin binding […]

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