Lettere di principi, le quali o si scriuono da principi, ò à principi, ò ragionan di principi : libro primo[-terzo] / nuouamente mandato in luce da Girolamo Ruscelli.

In Venetia : Appresso Giordano Ziletti, al segno de la Stella, 1562-1577.
3 v. ; 20 cm. (4to)
n-na a-o- cee. siAm (3) 1562 (R) v.1
g-di 8077 n-re padi (3) 1575 (R) v.2
i,r- 3241 o,ue faso (3) 1577 (R) v.3
Italian letters -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
Italy Venice.
Dedicatory letter to Cardinal Charles Borromeo by Girolamo Ruscelli in v. 1 (dated Dec. 15, 1561); dedicatory letter to Duke Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy by Francesco Ziletti in v. 2 (dated Nov. 22, 1575); dedicatory letter by Giordano Ziletti in v. 3 (dated Oct. 10, 1577).
Printer's device on t.p. & verso of last leaf; head pieces, initials; italic type.
Vols. 2-3 are dated 1575 and 1577, respectively.
First edition; the 3 vols. were published together in 1581 with title: Delle lettere di principi ...
Leaf no. 216 repeated in v. 1.
Errata: leaf 219r, v. 1.
Includes indexes.
Local notes:
Lea Library copy imperfect: vol. 3 wanting.
Culture Class Collection bound in full parchment; title and imprint stamped in gold on a brown leather label on spine; all edges speckled blue.
Culture Class Collection copy has the autograph of William George Thomas Barter ("W.G.T. Barter") on title page of vol.1.
Culture Class Collection copy has bookplate possibly of Kathleen T. Butler (1883-1950), lecturer in Italian at Cambridge University (1926-1948) on front pastedown of each vol.
Culture Class Collection copy has library label of Louis Thompson Rowe (1855-1927), bibliophile and musician on front pastedown of each vol. His collection was famously donated by an anonymous benefactor in 1928 to King's College, Cambridge, and is the foundation of the Rowe Music Library.
Penn Provenance:
Barter, W. G. T. (William George Thomas) (autograph)
Butler, Kathleen T. (Kathleen Theresa), 1883-1950 (bookplate)
Rowe, Louis Thompson, 1855-1927 (label)
Penn Chronology:
Ruscelli, Girolamo, d. ca. 1565.
Ziletti, Francesco, d. 1587?, printer.
Ziletti, Giordano, 16th cent., publisher.
Henry Charles Lea Library (University of Pennsylvania)
Early Venetian Imprint Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Italian Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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