Giovanni Boccaccio (translator Giuseppe Betussi) - Geneologia Degli Dei - 1547

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Giovanni Boccaccio (translator Giuseppe Betussi) - Geneologia Degli Dei - 1547
Letteratura, Religione, Rilegature, Storia, Mitologia classica - Quantità: 1 - Illustrazione e iniziali dell'intaglio in legno - Libro

We are delighted to present this stunning first-edition of Betussi’s Italian translation of Boccaccio's De Genealogiis Deorum Gentilium, including a full-page family tree woodcut and hundreds of woodcut initials. Bound in vellum, this work is in extremely good condition.

The Genealogia was written in about 1360 by Giovanni Boccaccio, the Italian writer, poet, and Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio’s genealogy of the pagan gods and his interpretation of antique mythology was the first medieval era book to study classical mythology. Split into fifteen books, this work is considered one of the first Humanist documents.

Guiseppe Betussi (1520-1575), the foremost Boccaccio scholar of his day, was a writer and poet best known for his themes on love. He translated Boccaccio’s Latin work, and indexed it, adding a biography.

Overall, this book presents a most pleasing appearance as well as being a fascinating artefact in the history of Humanism.

Complete. Leaves [8]+286+[18}. 1 full-page woodcut; colophons and woodcut initials.
Old vellum binding, not contemporary (probably from around 1700). Full vellum, in very good condition for age. Slightly darkened, some scuffs and marks. Not warped. Some creasing at head/tail of spine. Old ink lettering to spine.
2 bookplates from Marbury Hall to FPD (this copy went straight from Marbury Hall into a private collection). Internally some early ink notes, and small insect damage to margins. Stains and marks, including water staining- see images. Some binding splits.

As pictured.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Libro
Numero di Libri
1
Soggetto
Letteratura, Mitologia classica, Religione, Rilegature, Storia
Autore/ Illustratore
Giovanni Boccaccio (translator Giuseppe Betussi)
Titolo del Libro
Geneologia Degli Dei
Condizioni
Condizioni molto buone
Anno di pubblicazione dell’oggetto più vecchio
1547
Edizione
1° edizione in questo formato
Lingua
Italiano
Lingua originale
Editore
Venice: Al Segno del Pozzo (for Comino da Trino di Monferrato)
Legatura
Pergamena
Extra
Illustrazione e iniziali dell'intaglio in legno
Dimensioni
20.5×16.5 cm
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