The Sonnets of Petrarch. [SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR] In the Original Italian, Together with English Translations [by numerous authors]..
first edition Hardcover
1965 · Verona, Italy
by Petrarca, Francesco; Thomas G. Bergin (editor & introduction); Aldo Salvadori (illustrator)
Verona, Italy: Limited Editions Club, 1965. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very good. Salvadori, Aldo. Quarto (12-1/4" x 8-1/4"). xviii, (2), 370, (2)pp. Dust jacket (spine strip age toned, water spotted and somewhat brittle). Blue morocco spine strip titled in gold leaf, over gray paper covered boards with an embossed head of Petrarch line drawing on front cover. Housed in publisher's lightly soiled blue cardboard slipcase with paper spine label and 1/2" chip at foot of spine. Illustrated with a frontispiece sketch of Petrarch and numerous line drawings and sketches by Aldo Salvadori. Edition limited to 1500 numbered copies (this is #1363), printed at the Stamperia Valdonega by Giovanni Mardersteig and signed on the limitation leaf by him and the illustrator Aldo Salvadori. Text in English and Italian. (Inventory #: 50613)