2 volumes. First of the edition. Fully Illustrated. Illustrated with fine engravings throughout. Full-page engravings to Vol. I, include those of Petrarca, Laura, a scene of the Valchiusa and an engraved facsimile of the Virgil note. The engravings to Vol. II include the scenes of Selva piana, Arquà, the monument at Arquà, the chiesa Cattedrale di Padova and the scene of Linterno. Tall 8vo, beautifully bound in full vellum, the spines gilt extra, gilt decorations in compartments separated by double gilt lines and central tooling, contrasting dark green and red morocco gilt lettered labels of morocco. xlviii, , 366, ; , 483,  pp. A beautifully preserved and very fine example, the bindings especially pleasing, still bright and clean, the text leaves and engravings white and clean throughout. A RARE AND VERY PLEASING PRINTING, ILLUSTRATED BEAUTIFULLY AND THUS, ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE AS ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS OF PETRARCA ARE ESPECIALLY SCARCE AND RARELY SEEN. One of the most beautiful editions of Petrarca, accomplished by a fine printer in Florence at the beginning of the 19th century, maintaining the traditional antique elements of the presented work. Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374) was not only one the greatest Italian poets but also the first true reviver of learning in Medieval Europe. He was a great student of the classical works-- histories, poetry, law and orations, and he included in his studies many ancient books and manuscripts that the medieval period had ignored for nearly a millennium. He also closely followed the politics and learning of his own age. It was with Petrarca that the ancient and the modern eras met together, and a new stadium for the Human spirit, that which we are wont to style Renaissance, was opened. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: RIME DEL PETRARCA CON TAVOLE IN RAME ED ...
Publisher: Firenze Dalla Tipografia dei FF. J.E.L Ciardetti 1821
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