Venice: Gabriel Giolitto de Ferrari, 1547. Second Edition. Half calf. Very good. Sm. 8vo. ff.43,(1). Giolitto's woodcut device on title. Woodcut initials. Small chip at the top of the title page, otherwise a pretty copy in 18th century calf over paste paper boards. The second edition of this Italian translation (the first also printed by Giolitto in 1544). The translation is actually by Francesco Sansovino who has written the introduction. An often reprinted work first printed in Milan in 1477, dealing with the legal administration of Rome, and Roman church and state. This Italian translation is scarce. See Bonghi. GIOLITTO p. 137. Not in BL Italian STC, or in Adams. (Inventory #: 9668)
Early Printing, Travel, History of Printing, Science & Technology, Incunabula, Religion and Philosophy
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