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BIZZARRI, PIETRO: - Rerum persicarum historia, initia gentis, mores, instituta, resquegestas ad haec usque tempora complectens. Francofurti, typis Wechelianis apud Caludium Marnium & heredes Ioannis Aubrii, 1601.

Folio. Pp. (viii), 644, (32) index. With woodcut devices on title and the last page. Several woodcut initials and headpieces. Some browning to the text. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with five raised bands and title label, rubbed, the boards nicely restored. Dedicated to Augustus I, Elector of Saxony. Second enlarged edition (first 1583) of Bizzari's classical work on Persia together with tracts, relating to Persia and the Turks by Callimachus, Tommaso Minadoi, Josaphat Barbaro and Ambrose Contarini. Pietro Bizzari (1525-86) studied at Venice but converted to protestanism at an early age and lived most of his life in England and Germany. His classical work covers the Persian history from the antiquity up to 1580's. Diba p. 177. Schwab i, 47. Wilson p. 23.
EUR 1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2038.91 | £UK 1629.5 | JPą 231337] Book number 100769

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