Le Rime di Messer Francesco Petrarca.
Edizione Formata sopra quella di Rovillio del 1574; con Aggiunte indicate nel seguente Avviso.Venice, Molinari, 1820 Stock Code: 137487
NotesFirst edition thus. A very attractively bound copy of this edition of Petrarch's poetry.
2 volumes, sextodecimo (132 x 99 mm). Early 20th-century Arts and Crafts-style binding in blue morocco signed "J. A. P. 1908" to rear pastedowns, titles to spines in gilt, raised bands, small white morocco onlaid blooms with gilt foliage to compartments, boards quartered and framed in single gilt rule, central diamond-shaped medallion repeating the compartments' bloom motifs, double gilt fillet to turn-ins, blue endpapers, untrimmed and mostly unopened.
Engraved portrait frontispiece.
Ink ownership inscriptions (L. Williams, October 1908) to front free endpapers. Spines slightly sunned, top of front joint cracked, offsetting to endpapers; else a near-fine set.
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