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Auction: Auction 22.09.2000
was auctioned on: 22 September 2000
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PETRARCA, Francesco. El secreto di Messer Francesco Petrarca in prosa vulgare , translated by F. Orlandini. Siena: Simeone di Niccolo, 1517. 4°, title within woodcut architectural border, printer's device and sun device on verso of final leaf, large ...

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Estimate: £300 - £500
ca. US$430 - US$717
Price realised:  £564
ca. US$809
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PETRARCA, Francesco. El secreto di Messer Francesco Petrarca in prosa vulgare , translated by F. Orlandini. Siena: Simeone di Niccolo, 1517. 4°, title within woodcut architectural border, printer's device and sun device on verso of final leaf, large ornamental woodcut initials (lacking E 4 - 5, final leaf repaired and mounted on verso with window cut around devices, spotting and marginal staining), flexible vellum (backstrip damaged, a few stains on front cover); inscription deleted from A 2; Library of the Apostles, Naples, stamp on 3 leaves. FIRST EDITION IN ITALIAN. Brunet IV, 567. PETRARCA, Francesco. Sonetti e Canzoni , Venice: heirs of Aldus Manutius and Andrea Asolano [i.e. Paulus Manutius], June 1533. 8°, printer's device at end (lacking title but supplied in ink in facsimile, small wormhole in first and last few leaves, final 2 leaves repaired with slight loss of one letter, light marginal thumb-soiling at beginning), 19th-century half calf (front joints rubbed), gilt and gauffered edges. Adams P802. (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 22.09.2000
Date of the auction: 22 Sep 2000
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington

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