by ORSATO, Sertorio (1617-1678); Gianantonio ORSATO (d. 1743); Carlo VALDIZOPPI.
Padova [Padua]:: Giuseppe Comino. 1719. hardcover. 4to. [vi], xviii, 361,  pp. Portrait frontispiece engraved by. F.M. Francia, indices. Contemporary calf, gilt-stamped spine and. double-rulings, 6 raised bands; worn, front cover detached, rear. hinge cracked, paper library label remnants. Theological Institute of. Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. As is,. internally near fine.. Orsato was an Italian writer known for influential works in both Italian and Latin. Poetry was his amusement, and we have several volumes of his Lyric and other poems in Italian; but his serious object was, [sic] Antiquities, and Ancient Inscriptions. Towards the latter part of his life, he was professor of philosophy at Padua. He wrote the History of Padua in Italian, and presented it to the doge and senate of Venice: but, during a long discourse he made upon this occasion, a natural call came upon him, the checking of which occasioned a suppression of urine; and of this he died in 1678 (Owen & Johnston, p. 73). REFERENCES: Graesse,V, 54; Haym,IV,159(8); Owen, William & William Johnston, A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons, Vol. X, London: W. Strahan, T. Payne and Son, et al., 1784. FULL TITLE: Marmi Eruditi Ovvero Lettere sopra Alcune Antiche Inscrizioni, Opera Postuma del Conte Sertorio Orsato, Cav. del Sereniss. Senato Veneto; Colle Annotazioni del P.D. Gianantonio Orsato, Monaco Benedettino Casinese, Nipote dellAutore; Consagrate al Reverendissimo P.D. Carlo Valdizoppi, Abate di S. Maria di Fonte Vivo, e Proccurator Generale de Casinesi. . 1 (Inventory #: LV2137)
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