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Bizzarri (Pietro). Pannonicum bellum [bound with:] Cyprium bellum, 1st editions, 1573

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Bizzarri (Pietro). Pannonicum bellum, sub Maximiliano II. Rom. et Solymano Turcar. imperatoribus gestum, bound with: ibid., Cyprium bellum, inter Venetos, et Selymum Turcarum imperatorem gestum, 2 works in 1 volume, Basel: Sebastian Henricpetri, 1573, somewhat browned throughout, Pannonicum bellum with cancelled ink-stamp of the University Library of Genoa, retaining leaf 2X8 (blank but for publisher's woodcut device verso), Cyprium bellum quire 2E with faint marginal damp-staining and old repairs to margins of 2E2-3, lacking blank leaves 2S7-8, contemporary vellum, manuscript spine-title, old Italian manuscript annotation (enumerating contents) to front cover, slightly marked, 8vo (15.6 x 9.8 cm) (Qty: 1) Adams B2087 & B2085; Atabey 110 & 111; Cobham-Jeffery p. 5 for Cyprium bellum (which is an account of the Fourth Ottoman-Venetian War, or War of Cyprus). First edition in Latin of Pannonicum bellum (first published in Italian in 1568), first edition of Cyprium bellum (a French translation appeared the same year). The works were also issued in one volume with Antoine Geuffroy's Aulae Turcicae. Bizzarri (or Bizari, 1525-c.1586) converted to protestantism around 1542-3 and spent most of the years between 1549 and 1572 in England, during which time he entered the service of Francis Russell, earl of Bedford, gained a pension from Elizabeth I through the mediation of Archbishop Parker, and eventually served as an intelligencer for William Cecil and later for Francis Walsingham.

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Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Early Bibles & The Ladwell Collection of Fine Bird Books: Part II
Date of the auction: 19 Jun 2019
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