by ORSATO, Sertorio (1617-1678); Gianantonio ORSATO (d. 1743); Carlo VALDIZOPPI.
Padova [Padua]:: Giuseppe Comino, 1719.. 4to. [vi], xviii, 361,  pp. Portrait frontispiece engraved by F.M. Francia, title vignette with plaque, indices. Contemporary calf, gilt-stamped spine and double-rulings, 6 raised bands; cover reattached with kozo, with retouched corners. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Very good; internally near fine. Early edition, first issued in 1669, of this study of �inscriptions in connexion with Latin scholarship.� � Sandys. Orsato was an Italian scholar and archaeologist 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). Includes a life of Orsato. REFERENCES: Brunet, IV, 239; Graesse, V, 54; Haym, IV, 159(8); Lords of the Committee on Education, First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art: Compiled ..., Volume 2, (1870), p. 1504; 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; John Edwin Sandys, Latin Epigraphy: An Introduction to the Study of Latin Inscriptions, II, p. 27. 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 dell�Autore; Consagrate al Reverendissimo P.D. Carlo Valdizoppi, Abate di S. Maria di Fonte Vivo, e Proccurator Generale de� Casinesi. (Inventory #: LV2137)
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