Title: Della Vicissitudine o’ Mutabile Varietà ...
Publisher: ‘Presso Aldo’ [i. e., Aldus Manutius the Younger], Venice
Publication Date: 1592
Binding: Soft cover
[xxxii], 327pp. 4to (214 x 153 mm). [xxxi], 327pp. Aldine printer’s device [A26] to title. 37 lines and headlines. Italic Type. Table of contents, index and catalogue within architectural frame. Catchwords. Large capital woodcut initials, mostly historiated and decorated; headpieces, tailpieces, ornaments. Contents: (a1r) title; (a1v) blank; (a2r-a3r) dedication by Niccolo Manassi to Markus Welser (Velserus); (a3v-a4v) letter from Ercole Cato to the reader; (a1r-a3r) Table of Contents; (a3v-b3r) Index; (b3v-b4v) Aldine press catalogue; (A1r-X4r) le Roy della vicissitudine; (X4v) blank. 17th-century vellum boards, spine imprint added in the 19th century (some dampstaining and foxing; recased, endpapers renewed). "Bibliotheca Aldina FS" (booklabel). In custom linen clamshell case containing also BURGASSI, Antonio Cesare. Serie dell’Edizioni Aldine per Ordine Cronologico ed Alfabetico. Venice: Curti Q. Giacomo, 1791. 12mo (160 x 88mm). , 183pp., including initial blank. 17th-century blue wrappers; contents clean; uncut and largely unopened. Third edition, corrected and enlarged, of an early Aldine bibliography originally published the year before. Important and very early chronological survey of the editions published by the Aldine Press (1494-1595). Second Aldine Edition, the first printed in Italian in 1585 (lacking "Della" in the title). This edition translated by Ercole Cato. Leroy’s book, "a pioneering work on cyclical change in cultural history" (OCFL), was originally published in 1575 in French. In it’s final years the Aldine press was the first publishing firm to make a regular practice of printing priced stock catalogues on spare pages in its books; one of the more extensive of these appears on the last 3 preliminary pages of this edition, listing nearly 80 titles and prices. Adams C2572; BM STC 1 195; Renouard 248.3. Bookseller Inventory # D6027
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