Le Rime. Petrarch, Francesco Petrarca.
Le Rime.
Le Rime.
Le Rime.
(Fly's Eye Type)

Le Rime.

Venice: Ferd. Ongania, 1879. Two miniature volumes bound as one. 354; 231pp. One of 1000 copies. With two portrait frontispieces and numerous exquisite engraved vignettes throughout. Contains six sonnets which had recently been discovered by G. Veludo, the dedicatee. Ongania explains in his preface that this edition is uniform with Salmin's famous "fly's eye type" miniature Dante of the previous year, the success of which inspired him to produce this Petrarch. A superb copy in likely publisher's deluxe full vellum binding stamped in gold with recessed diamond-shaped panel on upper and lower covers, at the center of which is a circular gilt-tooled morocco onlay. This panel is bordered with a triple rule of gold, red, and blue. Morocco lettering piece on gilt-tooled spine with raised hubs. A.e.g. One of the best copies of the fly's-eye Petrarch we've handled. (Houghton 270; Bondy, pp. 96-7; Mikrobiblion 189; Welsh 5665). (2 1/4 by 1 1/2; 58x39mm). Item #30541

Price: $2,500.00

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