Lot 47 (Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport, 31st July 2020)
Narceate (Dalisto) [pseud. of Giovanni Battista Casotti]
Vita di Benedetto Buommattei, engraved portrait frontispiece and title vignette, woodcut ornaments, stamp of Stadtbibliothek Dohna, inscribed by the author to Salvino Salvini (1668-1751) who was an erudite bibliophile and writer (inscription ink oxidized), occasional spotting, quarter vellum over paper boards, ink title to spine, upper front corner scuffed, 8vo, Jacopo Guiducci, Florence, 1714.
*** Rare. OCLC records only one copy. Benedetto Buommattei (1581-1648) was an Italian Presbyterian and grammar. He became a priest in 1608 and studied in Pisa and Florence, where he graduated in theology. He became a member of the Accademia della Crusca, where he later became secretary, and of the Florentine Academy), in 1632 he was appointed by the Grand Duke Ferdinando II Reader of Tuscan Language and Rector of the University College ‘Ferdinando of Pisa’.