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A SIXTEENTH CENTURY VENETIAN EDITION OF THIS OBSERVATIONS OF SEVERAL FAMOUS MEN ABOUT THE VERNACULAR, COLLECTED BY FRANCESCO SANSOVINO

Sansovino, Francesco. Le Osservationi della lingua volgare di diuersi huomini illustri, cioe del Bembo del Gabriello del Fortunio dell'Acarisio et di altri scrittori. Nelle quali si contengono vtilissime cose per coloro che scriuono i concetti loro. Con la tauola generaledi tutto quello che è nel presente volume. In Venetia: [Francesco Sansovino], 1562 (In Venetia: appresso Francesco Sansovino, 1562).

8vo (150x100 mm), full vellum binding, title at bottom edge, traces of ties; pp. [16], 246, leaves 247-448.
Xyl. printer's device at title-page; historiated initials and head-pieces.
Compiled by Francesco Sansovino.
Publishing statement from colophon.

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 città 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: Handwritten ownership inscriptions at title-page (crossed out).

References: IT\ICCU\BVEE\006887. OCLC, 14068587.

Condition

Traces of use to the binding (spine repaired). Some little worm-holes in the end. Occasional soilings and little spots. Overall, a good copy.

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€250.00

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[Italian Language] Sansovino, Osservationi, 1562

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