Genoa: Hieronymi Bartoli, 1588. ,265,pp. Contemporary limp vellum, manuscript spine label. Contemporary ownership inscription crossed out on titlepage, a few contemporary markings in margins of text. Minor dampstaining to lower corner, else quite clean internally. Very good. The first Genoa edition of this collection of eulogies of illustrious Genoans, including Christopher Columbus. The work was compiled by Uberto Foglietta (1518-81), a noted historical writer and a native of Genoa, and is divided into three sections covering figures noted for wealth, rank or dignity, military heroes, and outstanding men of the Church or arts. Only a handful of copies in EDIT16. EDIT16 19333. (Inventory #: WRCAM47288)
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