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[ALDINE PRESS / GIGLIO PRESS]. Together 2 volumes: I. Lettere Volgari di diversi nobilissimi huomini, Libro Primo. [Bound with:] Libro Secundo. II. Lettere Volgari Libro Terzo by  Paulus (a.k.a. Paolo Manuzio) Manutius - Hardcover - 1564 - from Michael Laird Rare Books LLC (SKU: 3049)

[ALDINE PRESS / GIGLIO PRESS]. Together 2 volumes: I. Lettere Volgari di diversi nobilissimi huomini, Libro Primo. [Bound with:] Libro Secundo. II. Lettere Volgari Libro Terzo

[ALDINE PRESS / GIGLIO PRESS]. Together 2 volumes: I. Lettere Volgari di diversi nobilissimi huomini, Libro Primo. [Bound with:] Libro Secundo. II. Lettere Volgari Libro Terzo

by Manutius, Paulus (a.k.a. Paolo Manuzio)

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Venice: Domenico Giglio; Paolo and Aldo Manutius, 1564. Good. Ad 1: 8vo. Part 1: [1], 2-138, [4] = 142 ff. Part 2: [1], 2-122, [2] = 124 ff. Contemporary limp vellum with "yapp" edges, title in MS on spine, singular "1" at bottom of spine indicating the first of two volumes, small abraisons on free endleaves from leather ties (no longer present). Date of 1742 written next to printer's device on Part 1 title. 2nd occurrence of f. 89 has creased corner, small tear on 2nd occurrence of f. 23. Ad 2: 8vo. [4], 9-214, [6] = 216 ff. Contemporary paper boards, MS number "4247" on spine, singular "2" at bottom of spine indicating the 2nd of two volumes, pasted title in red MS with blue paper border on spine. Title with fore-edge margin extended, final leaf (Register / Aldine anchor on verso) repaired and with margins partially extended. An excellent example of a 16th-century Italian "temporary" binding (no doubt original) which perfectly reveals its construction. The textblock (Lib. 1-2) is sewn onto 4 alum-tawed supports (one at head and tail). As commonly, these straps are laced outside the limp vellum "wrapper" along the joints, and then back inside where they have remained unattached for more than 450 years. There is evidence of two pair of leather ties (one small fragment remains). The bespoke "forwarding" may have been done at the Giglio printshop or by a Venetian bindery closely associated with it. Of additional bibliographic interest are the nine different paper stocks utilized for printing this copy, which are clearly discerned along the lower edge of the textblock. Lib. 3 was printed (and largely written) by Paolo Manuzio (Paulus Manutius); the text is bound in 18th- or early 19th-century stiff boards with pronounced raised joints. In this instance the textblock was sewn on two cords, without endbands. The upper cover is inscribed: "Questo terzo volume accompagna l'edizione del Giglio 1558" suggesting that these two books have been together for many years. The provenance of this set is notable: a sixteenth-century inscription on the title-page reads "Guliani de Eherys" (i.e. Eherus). This is a Northern European (perhaps even Estonian) name, and thus the present volume exhibits the incredibly wide influence of Aldine editions. The armorial bookplate of the Princes of Liechtenstein are pasted inside the covers of both volumes. The text contains correspondence to/from Lorenzo de Medici, Giovanni de Medici-later Pope Leon, Francesco Maria Duca de Urbino, Cardinal Bembo, Michelagnolo Buonarroti, Annibal Caro, Dona Isabetta, Pietro Aretino, Boccaccio to la Fiammetta, and Francesco Petrarca, among others. Paolo Manuzio (1512-1574) is the third son of the famous Venetian printer Aldus Manutius, who assumed management of the Aldine Press following a four-year dispute with his uncles over its operation. Paolo's major scholarly contributions are corrected editions of Cicero's letters and orations, his own epistles (as here), and a Latin version of Demosthenes's "Philippics." Lib. 3 features the famed Dolphin and Anchor printer's device on the title-page and final leaf. Ad. 1: Adams 590. EDIT16 CNCE 25850. Ad 2: Adams 591. EDIT16 CNCE 28241.

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Michael Laird Rare Books LLC US (US)
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Title
[ALDINE PRESS / GIGLIO PRESS]. Together 2 volumes: I. Lettere Volgari di diversi nobilissimi huomini, Libro Primo. [Bound with:] Libro Secundo. II. Lettere Volgari Libro Terzo
Author
Manutius, Paulus (a.k.a. Paolo Manuzio)
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Domenico Giglio; Paolo and Aldo Manutius
Place of Publication
Venice
Date published
1564
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