"La più pregevole di tutte"

Titus Livius. Deche di Tito Livio padovano delle Historie Romane.

Venice, Giunta, 1575.

Folio. (4), 18, 537 (but: 523) ff. Woodcut printer’s device on t. p. and last f. verso and several woodcut initials and tailpieces. 18th-c. vellum with gold-stamped label to spine.


Second Giunta edition, "la più pregevole di tutte" (Paitoni). Transl. by Jacopo Nardi (b. 1476), the "Supplimento della II. deca" by Francesco Turchi, both of which are praised by Brunet. No historical work was held in higher esteem during the Renaissance; the present edition remained the most complete Italian translation for decades.

Worming to spine. Binding loosened at the beginning and end, otherwise a very nice copy.


Edit 16, CNC 34172. Gamba 1480. Poggiali II, 303: "Edizione stimatissima". Haym 19/1. Paitoni II, 213: "La più pregevole di tutte". Cf. Brunet III, 1112. Cf. BM-STC Italian 390.