Discorsi Di Monsignore D. Vincenzio Borghini Con Annotazioni
Borghini, Vincenzo

In Firenze: Appresso Pietro Gaet. Viviani all'Insegna Di Giano in Via de'Servi, 1755. F In two volumes; xxi + 518 + iv + 641 pages; this being the annotated version of Borghini's text, originally printed in Florence in 1584- 1585, wherein he treats of the "...origin of Florence, and of several interesting particulars of its history, of its families, of its coins, etc..."; Italian text; elaborate title page woodcut ornament, others in the text as capital letters, tailpieces, title decorations and a few others, depicting coinage, statuary; Florentine history by the Benedictine monk, philologist and outstanding historian Vincenzo Borghini (1515 - 1580), "…one of the persons appointed to correct the Decameron of Boccacio by order of the council of Trent, and performed this curious task for the edition of Florence 1573. But the best known of his works, and which did him the most honour is that entitled "Discorsi di M. Vincenzo Borghini", printed at Florence 1584 and 1585, in 2 vols., and reprinted at the same place in 1755 (our example) with annotations. In these dissertations he treats of Florence…Borghini died in 1580, after having refused, through humility, the archbishopric of Pisa, which was offered to him some time before his death. His only promotion was that of prior of the hospital of St. Maria degli Innocenti in Florence…"(2010 Charles Davis in Fontes on Borghini); Imprimerie Moderne, Barthiere, Directeur Paris; previous ownership signature of Guido Falorsi (1847-1920) on the front endpapers, with another inscription scribbled out; approx. 7 3/4" x 10" (19.5 x 25.5 cm) in size; small bookseller ticket of Libreria Cecchi Firenze 16, Piazza del Duomo, 22 on the front pastedowns; bound in contemporary light blue-gray paper over flexible boards, with colorful block-printed paper spine covers, old paper spine labels (faded to illegibility); some edge, tips wear, darkening, soil to bindings, some splitting to edges of paper boards; chipping to printed paper on spine; one leaf with old paper repair and another bound in upside-down; generally, the text very clean and fresh and in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 22557)


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