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Lot 0075
AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STRANGE FACTS, MYTHS, STORIES, ANECDOTES AND "GOSSIP" OF THE PAST

Luigi Contarini. Il vago, e diletteuole giardino, oue si leggono: gli infelici fini di molti huomini illustri. I varij, & mirabili essempi di virtù, & vitij degli huomini. I fatti, & la morte de' profeti. [...]. Raccolto dal Padre Luigi Contarino Crucifero. [...] Di nouo ristampato et ampliato. In Vicenza: Per gli Heredi di Perin Libraro, 1589.

4to, 17th century stiff vellum with handwritten title at spine, pp. [12], 488, [i.e. 504], [56]; numerous errors in pagination; title-page in a typographical frame; woodcut initials and ornaments.

Second enlarged edition of this famous work written by the father crucifer Luigi Contarini (1537-1579), which became a best seller, being a singular Renaissance medley, where, in addition to more dissertations on various topics, there are also numerous short stories.

Provenance: Handwritten ownership inscription at title page (Valerij Campo de Gallo).

References: CNCE, 13147. OCLC, 38664749.

Condition

Water-stain at back cover and at some leaves. Overall, a very good copy.

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€300.00

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[Anecdotes, Ancient Stories] Contarini, 1589

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