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PASSERI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA: - Linguae oscae specimen singulare quod super est Nolae in Marmore Musei seminarii cum adnotationibus. Rome, Zempelianis Prope Montem Jordanum, 1774. AND: AMADUZZI (AMADUTIO), GIOVANNI CRISTOFORO (Ed.): Alphabetum veterum etruscorum, secundis curis inlustratum et auctum. Rome, Zempelianis Prope Montem Jordanum, 1775.

Folio. Pp. xx; xxi-lxxxvii. With separate title page to the second part. With 4 engraved plates, one engraving in the text, several engraved vignettes, engraved initials and culs-de-lampe. Minor foxing throughout. Contemporary vellum, stained and worn, some damage to spine. Old signatures on title page. Passeri (1694-1780) was Apostolic of Pesaro, antiquary to the Grand Duke of Florence and the foremost Etruscan scholar of his time. First edition of the first work dealing with the Oscan language. The second work about the Etruscan language was published by Amaduzzi, the director of the printing press at the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide in Rome. The Etruscian types were engraved by P. Bonarotius about 1726 and later given to the Propaganda Press. This work was first published by Amaduzzi in 1771 and is here in the second, corrected and enlarged edition.Cicognara 2620. Graesse iv, 156 & i, 85.
EUR 2200.00 [Appr.: US$ 2563.66 | £UK 1933.5 | JPą 281839] Book number 35158

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