Auction 458 / Lot n° 33

[MODENA] - TIRABOSCHI, Girolamo (1731-94) - Storia dell'Augusta Badia di S. Silvestro di Nonantola, aggiuntovi il codice diplomatico della medesima. Modena: Societa Tipografica [per Francesco Maria d'Este, Abate of Nonantola], 1784-85. A good copy on strong paper of Tiraboschi's extensive description and history of the ancient Benedictine abbey of Nonantola, with detailed accounts of its celebrated manuscripts, a monument of Italian book production. 2 volumes, folio (400 x 278mm). Half-title, titles in red and black with engraved vignette, large folding map by G. Zuliani after Giovanni Costa, numerous large engraved illustrations, vignettes and initials by Carlo Antonini, mainly in vol. I (occasional light spotting, without blanks, loose folding map). Contemporary marbled boards, vol. II uncut (extremities lightly rubbed, lightly soiled). (2)

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:00

Estimate € 1,000 - 1,500

Sold € 1,200