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Le Rime by Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca) - 1879 - from Bromer Booksellers (SKU: 30541)

Le Rime

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Le Rime

by Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca)

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Venice: Ferd. Ongania, 1879. Two miniature volumes bound as one. 354; 231pp. One of 1000 copies. With two portrait frontispieces and numerous, exquisite engraved vignettes throughout. Contains six sonnets which had recently been discovered by G. Veludo, the dedicatee. Ongania explains in his preface that this edition is uniform with Salmin's famous "fly's eye type" miniature Dante of the previous year, the success of which inspired him to produce the Petrarch. A superb copy in likely publisher's deluxe full vellum binding stamped in gold with recessed diamond-shaped panel on upper and lower covers,at the center of which is a circular gilt-tooled morocco onlay. This panel is bordered with a triple rule of gold, red, and blue. Morocco lettering piece on gilt-tooled spine with raised hubs. A.e.g. One of the best copies of the fly's-eye Petrarch we've handled. (Houghton 270; Bondy 96-97; Mikrobiblion 189; Welsh 5665). (2 1/4 by 1 1/2; 58x39mm).


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About Bromer Booksellers

Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. Owned and operated by Anne Bromer, who has been in the business of fine books for over fifty years, our shop carries a range of important private press books, designer bookbindings, illustrated books, children's books, and miniature books.


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Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
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