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Sansovino, Francesco. Diverse orationi volgarmente scritte da molti huomini illustri de tempi nostri. Nelle quali si contengono ragionamenti conueneuoli a principi, a senatori, a capitani, & ad ogni altra qualità di persone. Raccolte, riuedute et corrette, per Francesco Sansouino. Con un trattato del medesimo intorno alla materia dell'arte. Con la tauola delle cose notabili per ordine d'alfabeto. In Venetia (Venice): w. p. [but Francesco Sansovino] (In Venetia : appresso Fran. Sansouino), 1561.

4to (202x147 mm); 18th century binding in stiff vellum with five raised bands at spine, guilted title on a leather label at spine (very light traces of use); 3 parts: [8], 104, 88; [4], 150 [i.e. 144] (leaves 141-144 misnumbered 147-150); 48 leaves; text in Italian, printed in italics.
First and second part publisher statement and date of publication indicated at respective colophons.
Xylographic woodcut device at the three title-pages. Finely historiated head-pieces and head letters.

First edition of a very interesting collection of orations and speeches of the most important celebrities of the ancient times, collected by Francesco Sansovino.

First part title: Dell'orationi di diversi huomini illustri.
Second part title: Delle orationi volgarmente scritte da diversi huomini illustri de tempi nostri.
Third part title: Di Francesco Sansovino in materia dell'arte libri tre.

Francesco Tatti da Sansovino (1521–1586) was a versatile Italian scholar and man of letters, also known as a publisher. He was born in Rome, the son of Jacopo Sansovino, but soon moved to Venice then studied law at Padua and Bologna. He is known for his 1581 work Venetia citta nobilissima et singolare, Descritta in XIIII. Libri, known briefly as Venezia Descritta. He was also a literary critic, writing in particular on Dante and Boccaccio. He is also known with his pseudonyms, Anselmo Guisconi and Giovanni Tatti.

Provenance: Ex libris with the coat of arms of G.B. Laderchio, on a label glued at verso of title-page.

References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\003311. CNCE, 31063. OCLC, 54261115, 70220604 and 28780424.


Occasional brownings and water stains at some leaves. Overall, a fine copy.

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[Art of Memory, Oratory] Sansovino, 1561

Estimate €500 - €700Jun 9, 2016