Auction 423 / Lot n° 620

RUSCELLI, Girolamo (1518-1566) - Le imprese illustri con espositioni et discorsi del S. Ieronimo Ruscelli. Venice: Comin da Trino di Monferrato, 1572. Second Venetian edition of this richly illustrated work complete with its 128 engraved plates. 3 parts in one volume, 4to (257 x 160mm). Each part with engraved title within elaborate architectural border, the first with the arms of the dedicatee Philip of Austria, full-page engraved portrait of the author, double-page engraved plate of the battle of Muhlberg by Domenico Zenoi, 128 engraved plates of which 17 full-page, woodcut initials (some spotting and bowning, double-page plate lightly cropped). Later vellum, gilt title on spine, speckled edges (light stains and a small chip). Provenance: ownership note (?) note endleaf - shelf label on front panel.

Auction: 23 May 2018 at 15:30

Estimate 300 - 500€

Sold 650€
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