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ELEGANT BELGIAN EDITION OF A POEM DEVOTED2 TO FEASTS IN ROME IN THE RENAISSANCE

Fracco, Ambrogio "Novidius". Sacrorum Fastorum Libri XII. Ex eisdem mensium digestio. Antverpiae (Antwerp): apud Ioannem Bellerum, sub Falcone (Jean Bell), 1559.

8vo (122x75 mm), contemporary calf bindings with blind-tooled borders at borders, blind-tooled ornament at the centre of covers, ff. [24], 174.

Elegant Belgian edition of Fracco's poem on the Feasts of Rome in the Renaissance.

The work, written in imitation of Ovid and first published in Rome by Blado in 1547, describes in twelve cantos the feast days celebrated each month in contemporary Rome, and traces their parallels in ancient times in order to prove the continuity of many Roman customs in Christian guise. The illustrations heading each canto are tripartite: the centre showing the principal saint for the month, on the left the chief Christian festival and on the right its ancient equivalent.

References: IT\ICCU\MILE\038543. Not in Adams, that does not quote Fracco's works. Pettegree & Walsby, Netherlandish Books: Books Published in the Low Countries, I, 12415. Fumagalli-Belli, 87. B. Pecci, Contributo alla storia degli umanisti del Lazio, in «Archivio della R. Società romana di storia patria», XIII (1890), pp. 466-468; B. Pecci, L'umanesimo e la "Cioceria", Trani 1912, pp. 209-399; G.G. Ferrero, Manoscritti e stampe delle lettere di P. Giovio, in «Giornale storico della letteratura Italiana», CXXVIII (1951), p. 421; B. Catracchia, L'umanista ferentinate N. F. e il "sacco" di Roma, in «Lunario romano», IX (1980), pp. 599-607; P.O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, I-II, ad Indices. OCLC, 17417617.

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A fine copy in its original binding.

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[Renaissance Roman Feasts, Poetry] Fracco, 1559

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