Humanistic poetry of the XVI Century. TORRENTINO. Elucidario poetico.

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Humanistic poetry of the XVI Century. TORRENTINO. Elucidario poetico.
 TORRENTINO, Ermanno. Euclidario poetico. Venezia, Giorgio de Cavalli 1565

8vo, 155x105 mm; Contemporary full smooth vellum binding; pp. 283, [5], Collation: A-S8, blank leaves S7, 8. Printer's device on title page and at the end, historiated initials, Round and Italic type. Ownership inscription on end paper: "di Silvestro Arnolfini". Fine specimen.

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Italian translation of Elucidarius carminum et historiarum. Torrentinus, the Dutch humanist and professor of rheroric, has compiled a handy reference tool for geographical, personal, and mythological names, as well as basic Arabic, Hebrew and Greek terms of expression in law, natural history, etc. The work was highly popular and went through many editions, and was often imitated. It was later expanded and translated by by such scholars as Thomas Elyot and Charles Estienne, and it is a major source for tghe lexicographers of the 16th and 17th centuries, such as Cooper, Minsheu, and Skinner. Edition with elegant iillustrated Initials and two wonderful printers' mark, elephant with a tower on its back. 
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