Giovanni Tosi - De Vita Emmanuelis Philiberti Allobrogum Ducis - 1596

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Giovanni Tosi - De Vita Emmanuelis Philiberti Allobrogum Ducis - 1596
Héraldique, Histoire - Quantité : 1 - hors-texte collé - Livre

First Folio edition of this rare work dedicated to the life of Emanuele Filiberto (1528-1580).

Large Savoy coat of arms Emanuele Filiberto within ornamental typographic border.
Large folded portrait of Emanuele Filiberto (tipped-in) finely etched by Jan Sadeler (Brussels, 1550-Venice, 1600), with the effigy of the Duke of Savoy inside an oval surrounded by an architectural border with allegorical characters and animals, folded twice and reproduced on antique paper on the frontispiece. Woodcut headpieces, drop caps and typographic friezes. Text within a double typographic fillet.

Rare first edition (the second was printed in Milan in 1602), of this important sixteenth-century biography of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy that contains information on his political-military actions, his possessions and their structure in the second half of the sixteenth century, on the Shroud of Turin, etc.

The Milanese patrician Tonso (Milan, 1528-1601) had personally met Emanuele Filiberto during his diplomatic trip to Turin on behalf of the governor of Milan and wanted to honour his memory with this biography, which earned him the title of court counsellor and an annual pension of 500 scudi by Emanuele Filiberto's son, Carlo Emanuele I. Bersano Begey-Dondi, I, 536. S.T.C. Italian Books, p.675. Adams, T-717. See Armi e monogrammi dei Savoia.
G. Tonso (1528-1601), was a state councillor of Carlo Emanuele I in Turin. In addition to this important life of Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Savoy from 1553 to 1580 and winner over the French in San Quintino in 1557, he wrote a biography of Alfonso d'Avalos, Marquis of Vasto.

MareLibrorum: sold for EUR 3.000.

A beautiful copy, fresh and with wide margins. Full parchment binding with title handwritten on the spine. Folio, 32.5 x 23 cm. Pp.[16], 235, [1] p. : 1 ritr. ; fol. In good overall condition inside, owner’s signature on the title page, some spots and stains.

The author was a writer and politician, great scholar of his time, born in Milan in 1528 and deceased in 1601. First edition of a significant work for Piedmontese publishing of the 1500s. Uncommon.

Domenico Tarino was a publisher active in Turin and Asti. In Turin he made use of the printing shops of the heirs of Niccolò Bevilacqua, Antonio Bianchi, Pantaleone Goffi and Lorenzo Vallino, in Asti of that of Virgilio Giangrandi.

Full title:
DE VITA EMMANUELIS PHILIBERTI ALLOBROGUM DUCIS, ET SUBALPINORUM PRINCIPIS, LIBRI DUO.
Ioannis Tonsi patricij Mediolanensis.
Augustæ Taurinorum: apud Io. Dominicum Tarinum, 1596 (Augustae Taurinorum : excudebat Io. Dominicus Tarinus).

Informations du lot
Object
Livre
Nombre de livres
1
Sujet
Héraldique, Histoire
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Giovanni Tosi
Titre du livre
De Vita Emmanuelis Philiberti Allobrogum Ducis
État
Bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1596
Édition
1ère édition
Langue
Latin
Langue originale
Oui
Éditeur
Augustae Taurinorum : excudebat Io. Dominicus Tarinus
Reliure
Vélin
Extras
hors-texte collé
Nombre de pages
251
Dimensions
325×230 mm
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