Pauli Iovii Novocomensis episcopi nucerini Vitae illustrium virorum. Tomis duobus comprehensae, & proprijs imaginibus illustratae. Paolo Giovio.
Pauli Iovii Novocomensis episcopi nucerini Vitae illustrium virorum. Tomis duobus comprehensae, & proprijs imaginibus illustratae
Pauli Iovii Novocomensis episcopi nucerini Vitae illustrium virorum. Tomis duobus comprehensae, & proprijs imaginibus illustratae

Pauli Iovii Novocomensis episcopi nucerini Vitae illustrium virorum. Tomis duobus comprehensae, & proprijs imaginibus illustratae

Basel: Petri Pernae typographi, 1578-77. Folio, 2 volumes in 1, pp. [12], 427, [1]; [8], 176, [26] index; 177-225; title page within elaborate woodcut border; index appears at p. 176 of the second volume, before the final section on the lives of the Turkish emperors, which first appears in this edition and contains 11 portraits; with 29 large woodcut portraits in all, each with an elaborate decorative woodcut border by Tobias Stimmer; 18th century vellum, red morocco label on spine; some soiling and minor imperfections but generally a very good, clean, and sound copy. Volume II has a special title-p.: ... vitarum illustrium aliquot virorum ... Basileae : Ex officina typographica Petri Pernae, suis & D. Henrici Petri sumptibus, 1577," and the colophon in vol. I reads: Basilae, ex Perniana officina sumptibus Henrici Petri, & Petri Pernae. Anno M.D.LXXVI. The fourth edition of this famous biographical work which first appeared in Florence as Illustrium Virorum Vitae in 1549, but the first to contain the supplement on the lives of the Turkish sultans. Adams G667; Brunet III, 584; not in BM-STC German, p. 360; see Ebert 10971. Item #26527

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