DELLA CASA, Giovanni

DELLA CASA, Giovanni. Novella di Monsignor Gio. Della Casa tratta dal suo Galateo

Livorno, Pei tipi di Francesco Vigo, 1870.

£1000

8vo, pp. 13 (=16). Bound in quarter buckram and marbled paper over pasteboards. Coat of arms of the Grolier Club of New York with library number and donor name (“withdrawn” stamped on the label). Extremely rare reprint in 16 copies on fine parchment of Rome of this work issued in 1555 in Venice by Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari; commissioned by the man of letters, linguist and bibliophile Francesco Zambrini (Faenza 1810 – Bologna 1887), who edited several ancient vernacular texts and presided over the Committee for the Texts of Language.