Cornazzano Antonio - De Re Militari - 1520

Cornazzano Antonio - De Re Militari - 1520
History, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Book

Cornazzano Antonio
Cornazano De Re Militari nuovamente con somma diligentia impresso
Firenze - Heredi di Philippo De Giunta
- 1520 -
pp. 367 (183 on the front)
16,5 x 10 cm.

"Belle et rare" (BRUNET).

Important and rare edition, revised and corrected by Bernardo di Filippo Giunta
(see the beginning of the preface)
of this didactic poem in vernacular, divided into nine books.
Cornazzano's poem in “terza rima” was first published in Venice in 1493. Originally written in prose, the poem was then transferred by its author into triplets, and had considerable fame, especially after the revision and present Giuntina print of 1520.

Coeval parchment binding, with marked and obvious signs of wear on plates and hinges. Tag on the spine with title and author.
Covers completely detached from text (see photos).
Prestigious bookplates "Louis Thompson Rowe" (1855/1927), a famous English bibliophile and musician.
His very important collection was sold in London in 1928 by
Hodgson & Co.

Beautiful cover page within a woodcut architectural frame, with antique and precious red ownership stamp, dated 1545 (see photos).
Cover page and first pages with patchy margins, without any loss of text.
Old patching to sheet 43 and on the last unnumbered sheet (see photos), where there is the typographic brand, with a small defect to the bottom outer edge, without affecting the elegant Giuntina woodcut depicting a Florentine lily resting on a base, with two putti holding to cornucopias on the sides.
Marginal defect to sheet 175 (see photos), with loss of some letters of text.
Even yellowing of the sheets.
Well anchored text.
Collated. Complete.

Lot details
Number of Books
History, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Cornazzano Antonio
Book Title
De Re Militari
Publication year oldest item
Original language
Heredi di Philippo De Giunta
Binding/ Material
Number of pages
16×10 cm
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