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was auctioned on: 15 November 2013
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PETRARCA, Francesco (1304-1374) Triomphi di meser Francesco ...

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Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
ca. US$1,932 - US$2,899
Price realised:  £1,250
ca. US$2,013
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PETRARCA, Francesco (1304-1374). Triomphi di meser Francesco Petrarcha con la loro optima espositione . Venice: Gregorio de Gregorii, 1519. Part 2 (of 2) only, 4° (205 x 150mm). 6 full-page woodcuts and woodcut initials. (Final two leaves with repairs and burn holes causing loss, title remargined, marginal wormtracks sometimes crudely repaired, one full-page woodcut with small hole and torn with some loss, clean tear to 2F7, some browning, soiling and staining.) Later boards backed in vellum, gilt spine (some tiny wormholes to spine). Provenance : Biblioteca Prov. Ven. Letteraria (stamp on title and several other leaves) -- Biblioteca Classica Italiana (stamps on title) -- Collegio C. Arioi, Brescia (stamp on title) -- Compagnia del Gesú (book label).
PETRARCA, Francesco (1304-1374). Triomphi di meser Francesco Petrarcha con la loro optima espositione . Venice: Gregorio de Gregorii, 1519. Part 2 (of 2) only, 4° (205 x 150mm). 6 full-page woodcuts and woodcut initials. (Final two leaves with repairs and burn holes causing loss, title remargined, marginal wormtracks sometimes crudely repaired, one full-page woodcut with small hole and torn with some loss, clean tear to 2F7, some browning, soiling and staining.) Later boards backed in vellum, gilt spine (some tiny wormholes to spine). Provenance : Biblioteca Prov. Ven. Letteraria (stamp on title and several other leaves) -- Biblioteca Classica Italiana (stamps on title) -- Collegio C. Arioi, Brescia (stamp on title) -- Compagnia del Gesú (book label). A later edition of Petrarch's Triumphs usually found bound after Li Sonetti canzone triumphi with FINE FULL-PAGE WOODCUTS . Adams P-793.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts
Date of the auction: 15 Nov 2013
Address: Christie's
15 November 2013, London, South Kensington