Francesco Petrarch. Opere Volgari.

AUCTION 74 | Thursday, November 09th, 2017 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 197

Francesco Petrarch. Opere Volgari.

ff. (200), opening leaf and final seven leaves supplied in facsimile. Lightly stained, previous owner’s marks. Modern limp vellum, slip-case. Sm. 8vo.


Est: $600 - $900
Famed as a publisher of Biblical and rabbinic books in Hebrew, Soncino also issued works of Christian theology, Humanism and general Italian literature. In the present work, a new and magnificent humanist cursive typeface designed by Francesco Griffo of Bologna appears in an edition dedicated to Cesare Borgia, Machiavelli`s model of the new "prince."