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2 volumes. 4to. The pagination is known, in this book, to be full of miss-paginations: signatures: vol. 1: [dagger] 4 A-Z 4 Aa-Pp 4 Qq-Rr 8 Ss-Tt 2 Aaa-Mmm 8 Nnn 4 [G2 missigned F2; Rr8 blank; Ss1-Tt2 are plates (Ss1 and 2 are double sided)]; vol. 2: [pi] 2 A-Z 4 Aa-Vu 4 [double dagger] 2 Aaa-Zzz 4 Aaaa-Kkkk 4 2A-2G 4 [S2, Kk2 missigned R2, K2]. Woodcut arms of Francesco de'Medici and Bianca Cappello on title of vol. I and the Giuntine lily device on title of volume II (repeated in larger form at the end of each volume), portrait of Borghini on verso of title of volume II, Coats of arms, 8 engraved plates on 7 sheets, 5 folding, with the blank Rr8 in volume I, added title-page (vol. II); some minor stained, light foxing, occasional browning. Original full velum with manuscript spine titles and additional inscriptions on both front covers; cover stain, some light wear. Bookplate of Bernardine Murphy; early ownership inscription (1597). Very good copy. FIRST EDITION of Borghini's Discorsi on the history of Florence prepared at the request of Cosimo de'Medici in connection with the painting of historical scenes in the Sala del Maggior Consiglio in the Palazzo Vecchio. Twenty years earlier Borghini had organized the festivities for the marriage of Francesco de'Medici to Joanna of Austria, an enterprise in which he had co-operated with Giorgio Vasari. Printed by Filippo and Giacomo Giunta of Florence. ". . . the best known of his works, and that which did him the most honor, is that intituled, Discorsi di M. Vincenzo Borghini, printed at Florence 1584 and 1585, in two vols. 4to. and reprinted at the same place I 1755, with annotations. He here treats the origin of Florence, and of several interesting particulars of its history, of its families, of its coins, &c. Borghini died in 1680, after having refused, through humility, the archbishopric of Pisa, which was offered to him some time before his death. â€“ William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares, A new and general biographical dictionary: containing an ... of the most eminent persons . . . vol. II, (1798), pp. 476-477. See: Censimento B3266; Goldsmiths' â€“ Kress library of economic literature; British Museum STC Italian, 1465-1600, p. 120; Mortimer, R. Italian 16th century, 83. Not in Adams. See also: C. E. Dekesel, Bibliotheca nummaria: bibliography of 16th century numismatic books: illustrated and annotated catalogue, (1997), p. 138. J.R. Woodhouse, "Borghini's Theory of the Decay of Tuscan," Studi secenteschi, 12 (1971), pp. 101-15. J.R. Woodhouse, "Vincenzo Borghini and the Continuity of the Tuscan Linguistic Tradition," Italian Studies, 22, 1967, pp. 26-42; Alfredo Perifano, Pierre Nobel, Frank La Brasca, La transmission des savoirs au Moyen Ã‚ge et a la Renaissance: Volume I, (2005), p. 400; Giovanni Cipriani, Gli obelischi egizi: politica e cultura nella Roma barocca â€“ (1993), p. 89. First Edition.
Title: Discorsi di Monsignore Don Vincenzio Borghini. Al Serenissimo Francesco Medici Gran Duca di Toscana. Parte Prima [-Seconda]. Recati a Luce da' Deputati per suo Testamento. Con la tavole delle cose piu notabili.
Publisher: Florence:, Filippo & Jacopo Giunti, 1584-1585.: 1584
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: LV1760