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Venice. CONTARINI. Della republica e Magistrati di Venetia.

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Venice. CONTARINI. Della republica e Magistrati di Venetia.
 CONTARINI, Gasparo. Della republica, e Magistrati di Venetia. Venezia, Nicoḷ Pezzana, 1678

8vo; Contemporary binding in boards; pp. 552, incl. Frontispiece and title page, 240; 7 copper plates. Fine specimen, uncut.

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Rare and important illustrated edition. In support of the fundamental book by Contarini, which analyzes the form of government of the Republic and the functioning of its main institutions, several works are gathered that constitute precious sources of Venetian history, written by Donato Giannotti, Nicoḷ Grasso, Sebastiano Erizzo, Bartolomeo Cavalcanti. Finally, a short anonymous speech about the excellence of the Republics, from the Stork attributed to Aldo Manuzio the young man. An allegorical view of the Piazza di S. Marco seen from the lagoon appears in the allegorical antiporta, the tables outside the text illustrate the Rialto Bridge and the various phases of the Doge's election. Cicogna 1070.
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