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NUCULA, HORAZIO: - Commentariorum de bello aphrodisiensi libri quinque. Roma, per Valerium et Ludovicum fratres Brixienses [Valerio e Ludovico Dorico], 1552.

. Pp. 79, 90-368, (7). Nicely printed by the famous Brescian brothers Dorico. Including one double page woodcut map of the northern coast of Tunis and the southern part of Sicily. With dedication to Pope Julius III with his coat of arms as woodcut vignette on title page. Title page restored (slight loss of one letter) and two more leaves with marginal repairs without any loss of text. Some minor browning and small marginal wormholes. Contemporary limp vellum, top of spine restored, title in manuscript on spine and library ink marks. Library stamp on title.Scarce first edition of this trustworthy account of Charles V's campaigns against the Turkish corsair Dragut (Turgut Reis) who was based at Mahdia on the Tunisian coast, and made it the centre of his piracy activities. However in 1550 the Genoese Andrea Doria (1466-1560), the foremost naval leader of his time, attacked and captured Mahdia. Adams N368. Cf Gay 378. G÷llner 926.
EUR 2400.00 [Appr.: US$ 2603.34 | £UK 2043.75 | JPą 408148] Book number 41015

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