Della Eloquenza Italiana; Libri Tre: Nel Primo Si Spiega L'origine, e Il Processo dell'Italiana Favella, Nel Secondo, Si Tratta Del Suo Ingrandimento Per Le Opere Scritte, Nel Terzo, Si Dispone Una Biblioteca Ordinata D'autori Singolari Nelle Materie .

Fontanini, Giusto

Published by Appresso Cristoforo Zane, Venezia (Venice), 1737
Condition: Fine
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4to - over 9¾. Book. xxxii + 752 pp., with frontis portrait of Fontanini engraved by Sorello and a second plate of Lorenzo Tiepolo, to whom the work was dedicated (this engraved by A.A. d'Urbino). Also stately headpiece atop first dedication page, smaller decoration at beginning of each of three books and "La Biblioteca". Hybrid work of Italian belle lettres and literature which provides an early history of the Italian language, and an invaluable early summary of the important works of Italian literature up to that time. Fontanini in this included works from all parts of the Italian peninsula, and he a mixture of summary and/or analysis to the works singled out. This copy of this rare work is in fine condition. The contemporary (or near contemporary) vellum bindign has only light soilage. Four raised bands on spine, with brown title/author/date label in one panel in great shape. Tiny separation of les than 1/4 inch at top of rear joint. Pages remarkably clean and fresh, binding tight. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 000429

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Title: Della Eloquenza Italiana; Libri Tre: Nel ...

Publisher: Appresso Cristoforo Zane, Venezia (Venice)

Publication Date: 1737

Binding: Vellum

Illustrator: Michael Sorello

Book Condition:Fine

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