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Auction archive: Lot number 168

La historia di Italia

Estimate
US$400 - US$600
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 168

La historia di Italia

Estimate
US$400 - US$600
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Title: [La historia di Italia] Author: Guicciardini, Francesco Place: [Fiorenza, i.e. Florence] Publisher: [Appresso Lorenzo Torrentino impressor ducale] Date: [1561] Description: 665, [3] pp. (A-2L6, 2M2, 2N-3H6, 3I4, 3K6). (folio) 37x24.5 cm. (14¾x9½"), disbound. The first modern work of historiography, by the Italian historian and statesman Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540). A friend and critic of Niccolò Machiavelli he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. In the present work,The History of Italy, his masterpiece, Guicciardini paved the way for a new style in historiography, with his use of government sources to support arguments and the realistic analysis of the people and events of his time. This copy lacking the first signature, A4, containing the title-page, portrait and other preliminaries, but the main body of the work is complete. Rare. Lot Amendments Condition: Lacking the covers but the spine stitching still holds; first leaf with margin repaired, occasional fairly light dampstaining, good condition, a rare and important work. Item number: 253753

Auction archive: Lot number 168
Auction:
Datum:
25 Sep 2014
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: [La historia di Italia] Author: Guicciardini, Francesco Place: [Fiorenza, i.e. Florence] Publisher: [Appresso Lorenzo Torrentino impressor ducale] Date: [1561] Description: 665, [3] pp. (A-2L6, 2M2, 2N-3H6, 3I4, 3K6). (folio) 37x24.5 cm. (14¾x9½"), disbound. The first modern work of historiography, by the Italian historian and statesman Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540). A friend and critic of Niccolò Machiavelli he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. In the present work,The History of Italy, his masterpiece, Guicciardini paved the way for a new style in historiography, with his use of government sources to support arguments and the realistic analysis of the people and events of his time. This copy lacking the first signature, A4, containing the title-page, portrait and other preliminaries, but the main body of the work is complete. Rare. Lot Amendments Condition: Lacking the covers but the spine stitching still holds; first leaf with margin repaired, occasional fairly light dampstaining, good condition, a rare and important work. Item number: 253753

Auction archive: Lot number 168
Auction:
Datum:
25 Sep 2014
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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