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TAEGIO Bartolomeo – La Villa – 1559


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TAEGIO Bartolomeo – La Villa dialogo di M. Bartolomeo Taegio, All’Invittissimo, & gloriosissimo Imperatore Ferdinando Primo – 1559. Dalla Stampa di Francesco Moscheni, in Melano. Full floppy vellum with handwritten titles on the front board and spine; quarto, 20.5 cm; pp. (24) + 181 (i.e. 185) + (7); tear to the front end-paper, very rare and irrelevant stains, overall more than a good copy. Title page with woodcut printer’s mark, handwritten ownership note by Ambrogio Baruffaldi and old ownership stamp, old ownership note deleted on the second blank page, initials in woodcut, woodcut portrait of the author on the verso of the title page, text in italics, 1 diagram woodcut on p. 50, 3 woodcut illustrations (pp. 92-162-164), some tables in the text. First, very rare, and only edition of this sparkling apologetic Dialogue of Agriculture and living in the Villa, dedicated to Emperor Ferdinand I