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Lot 13 (Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport, 31st July 2020)

Bruni (Leonardo) [Aretino]

Bruni (Leonardo) [Aretino]

Libro de la Guerra de Ghotti…, title within woodcut historiated border featuring Cicero, Catiline and battle scene, device to colophon depicting Saint Nicholas, a little staining, minor worming to first few leaves affecting some letters, erased contemporary ownership signature to title, first 2 leaves coming loose, tear to gutter of A2, nearly contemporary vellum boards, title label to spine, patterned pastedowns, 8vo, Nicolo d'Aristotile detto Zoppino de Ferrara, Venice, 1528.

*** First edition by Zoppino after the Giunta edition published in Florence in 1526. Italian translation of Bruni’s Latin work by Lodovico Petroni, dedicated to Francesco Sforza, duke of Milan. Leonardo Bruni (c.1370-1444) was an Italian humanist, historian, and statesman, often recognised as the most important humanist historian of the early Renaissance. He was secretary to the papal chancery from 1405 and served as chancellor of Florence from 1427 until his death.

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