Monumenta Patavina [Monvmenta Patavina] Collecta, Digesta, Explicata, Suisque Iconibus Expressa.
Padua, Italy, Paulum Frambottum, 1652. 1st edition. Leather Bound. pp. , 352. With three unpaginated indices & errata page at end (30 pages). Tall 4to. This copy has been completely re-bound in 3/4 blue leather over matching blue cloth, with gilt rules to boards, and raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering to the spine. There is soiling to the preliminary pages, but the contents are remarkably clean and bright, with just occasional instances of foxing, general darkening to the page edges, and some rippling to the pages. The text, which is in Latin, is well illustrated with engravings of various monuments, headstones, and markers. Overall, in very good condition. Images available on request. Ill.: copper plate engravings. Sertorio Orsato was a celebrated antiquary, historian, and poet. Born in Padua, Italy, in 1617, he taught natural philosophy at the University of Padua. Beginning in 1635, he published a number of scholarly books before his death in 1678. This is the first edition of this title. It was reprinted in the 1800s.
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