Cattani da Diacceto Francesco.
Florence – 1563 –
Appresso Lorenzo Torrentino.
(4), 180, (4) c.
22.5 x 16 cm.
First and uncommon original edition of this work, typographically very accurate, which describes the six
days of the creation of the world from a philosophical point of view, with references to Dante’s Paradise, of which
the author was a great admirer.
“ Cattani was certainly enamoured with Dante's doctrine, whose words often prevailed in his works”.
Excerpts from Paradise are present on the
back of the title page and register.
“ This is his rarest work.”
Gamba 1304. Moreni p. 377 - 379.
Manzoni vol.1 1218 ‘tres rare’.
The only copy available online is offered at €2500.
Francesco Cattani da Diacceto
(Florence 1466/ 1522 ) was a
Florentine Neo-Platonic philosopher, disciple
of Marsilio Ficino, whom he succeeded in the chair of the Studio di Firenze.
He then became rector of the Accademia
He shared Pico della Mirandola’s intent to reconcile Platonism,
Aristotelianism and Christianity.
Beautiful coeval binding, soft parchment with laces and handwritten spine.
Generally very well preserved sheets, including the title page and engravings, without stains, stamps or annotations.
Medici coat of arms on the typographic brand of the title page and large, splendid illustrated drop caps.
Elegant italic font.
Small stains and woodworm holes, without affecting the normal consultation of the text.
Small tear at the bottom outer corner of sheet 82 (see photos)
without loss of text.
Original endpapers included.
Work in good overall condition.
- Nombre de livres
- Littérature, Philosophie
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Cattani da Diacceto Francesco
- Titre du livre
- L' Essamerone
- Bon état
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- 1ère édition
- Langue originale
- Lorenzo Torrentino
- Autre - voir description
- Nombre de pages
- 23×16 cm