Innocentio Ghisi - Ragionamento dell'unione... Genoa - 1587

Innocentio Ghisi - Ragionamento dell'unione... Genoa - 1587
History, Politics, Genoa - Quantity: 1 - Book

Rare 16th-century work, published in Genoa by the illustrious Genoese family Pallavicino (the family coat of arms is engraved on the title page) Illustrated with many animated drop caps, headers and friezes at the top of the page.
The text is entirely in Italian.

A treatise dealing with a topic typical of the politics of the Baroque age: it deals not only with the role of the "adviser to the prince", but is also conceived as "advice to advisers", that is, what is appropriate for them to know and observe, on the basis of prudence and discretion. The work then examines more generally the virtues of the advisers in the various fields of politics and public administration. The scholar Innocenzo Ghisi wrote the history of the Cybo family, and for these services he was granted the privilege of adding the surname of the powerful family to his own; he wrote works on theology, rhetoric and commendation. Soprani, pp. 191-2. Italian 17th century. Books in the B.L.,

Half leather back binding with gold titles on the spine and marbled plates. Copy in excellent condition. Fresh interior on light paper. Brilliant ink. Pages with wide margins, in excellent condition. Pp. 3f. 27; complete.

Full title:
Ragionamento dell'unione fatto da frate Innocentio Ghisi, dell'ordine de' Predicatori, al Serenissimo Senato Di Genoa. Di nuovo da lui riuduto, & accresciuto. Al molto ill. Sig. Giulio Pallavicino.
Genova, Apresso Girolamo Bartoli, 1587.

Cibo Ghisi, Innocenzo, Dominican and Genoese theologian who died in 1612.
Name on the editions: Innocente Cibo Ghisi, Innocente Cybo Chisius

Giulio Pallavicino (1558 - 1634), Genoese scholar and politician, was a friend of Ansaldo Cebà and Gabriello Chiabrera. He influenced important figures of the Genoese culture of the time, such as Antonio Roccatagliata, Federico Federici, Agostino Franzone. Furthermore, significant relationships with intellectuals from other regions of Italy are documented, such as Francesco Tommasi, Scipione Ammirato and Traiano Boccalini.

Lot details
Number of Books
Genoa, History, Politics
Author/ Illustrator
Innocentio Ghisi
Book Title
Ragionamento dell'unione... Genoa
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
Original language
Genova, Apresso Girolamo Bartoli,
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
213×159 mm
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