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Homer. BELLONI. Discorso intorno all'antro delle Ninfe Naiadi di Homero.

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Homer. BELLONI. Discorso intorno all'antro delle Ninfe Naiadi di Homero.
 BELLONI, Giovanni. Discorso intorno all'antro delle Ninfe Naiadi di Homero. Padova, F. Bolzetta e L. Pasquati, 1601

8vo, 195x145 mm; quarter vellum binding, title written on the spine. Bolzetta typographic mark on the cover (Peace) and Pasquati (Griffon with a table and winged globe) in the end. Elegant woodcut initials, head pieces and finals. Plate signed "Paulinus fecit" and posted after the first quire (but in the position of antiport according to Michel & Michel, 17th ed., conserves dans France, I, p. 134 depicting the emblem of the Academy, he writes on the verse as an epigraph a passage of the Odyssey in Greek and Latin. very small on the lower edge of the first pages. Good copy.

Condition Report

First edition. One of the first critical texts on Homer's work. A beautiful, engraved copper-plated table with the Padova's Accademia d'Accademia. In the verse, he writes a piece of Odyssey in Greek and Latin. The Academy was founded in 1599: among the founders Galileo Galilei and Giovanni Belloni himself who in 1601 was also the President.
thu 25 June 2020
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