Book ID: 28938 [Opera Latina.]. FRANCESCO PETRARCH.
[Opera Latina.]
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[Opera Latina.]

The First Collected Edition of Petrarch's Works

[Opera Latina.]

Place and Imprint: [Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1496.],
Edition: The first edition of Petrarch's collected works.
Bibliographical References: ISTC ip00365000; Goff P-356; BMC III, 757; Fowler, Catalogue of the Petrarch Collection, Cornell University Library, pages 1-2.
Condition: Margin of the first leaf trimmed and window-mounted at an early period, surrounded by relevant marginalia dated 1743; first five gatherings with the bottom margins repaired with occasional trimming type; next four gatherings with lower margin chipped and slightly damp-stained a few other similar repairs throughout, including repair to corners of final few gatherings; binding a little soiled and rubbed, with early manuscript labels at the head and foot of the spine.
Book ID: 28938

Physical Description

Folio (26 x 18.7 cm), 18th century blind-stamped pigskin over wooden bevelled boards, all edges stained red. 388 leaves; without the final blank. Lacking clasps and catch-plates. Decorated initials in red and blue.

Comments

An important early collection of the letters, dialogues, tracts and poetry of Francesco Petrarch (1302-74) in Latin, with many individual pieces appearing in print for the first time, including most notably Secretum Francisci Petrachæ, his famous dialogue with Saint Augustine. The text was edited by Sebastian Brant (1458-1521), who was employed by printer Johann Amerbach, for whom Brant edited numerous scholarly works. Provenance: Franciscan Minorites (dissolved in 1802), Cologne, with their bookplate on the front paste-down; in the margins around the mounted first leaf are annotations by F. Adamus Putz, dated 1743, about the binding and life of Petrarch; Gymnasium-Bibliothek of Cologne, with their duplicate release stamp; collector Estelle Getz, 1880-1943, her sale, American Art Association, November 1936, lot 1255.

Price: $12,500.00

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