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Raccolta di Storiette curiose, eleganti, e ridicole…colle Annotazioni Tedesche.
Raccolta di Storiette curiose, eleganti, e ridicole…colle Annotazioni Tedesche.
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Raccolta di Storiette curiose, eleganti, e ridicole…colle Annotazioni Tedesche.

Lindau, for Bookseller J. Otto 1765.

8vo. xvi, 308, [2], [2 blank]p. Extensive footnotes, woodcut head- and tailpieces including a nice one of a printing press mottoed Cum Ubertate Vulgo, title etching of Schloß Haldenstein — the home of the dedicatee Pietra de Salis (slightly north of Chur).

Contemporary vellum over paper boards, slightly overlapping edges, flat spine, gilt-lettered leather label, edges daubed blue and red.

Only Edition of these two dozen amusing stories of transformations, practical jokes, disguises, alchemists, cheats, pawn brokers, Neapolitan lotteries, charlatans, young travelers, etc. The HUNDREDS OF FOOTNOTES AND EXPLAINERS IN GERMAN elucidate uncommon words and idiomatic phrases to aid in second-language learning. As you might imagine, this is among a very small handful of early books printed in Italian at Lindau (Lake Constance). The author taught Italian in Chur (or Coira), just downriver from his patron’s home. I have identified one other example (Turin). In good condition.

Item #11056

Price: $1,400.00