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Lot 1281: POSSEVINO, G.B. Dialogo dell'honore, nel quale si tratta a pieno del duello

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

November 16, 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: POSSEVINO, G.B. Dialogo dell'honore, nel quale si tratta a pieno del duello. Di novo aggiuntovi un trattato di M. Antonio Possevini, nel quale s'insegna a conoscere le cose appartenenti all'Honore, & a ridurre ogni querela alla pace, & con le Apostille nel margine. Venice, G.G. de Ferrari, 1559. 2 parts in 1 vol. (48), 318, (2); (8), 72 pp. W. 2 lge identical woodcut ti-vign. Lge-8°. Cont. limp vellum. (Ties gone, vellum stained/soiled and small pieces gone, some scribling on last endpaper, outer margin a bit stained at the beginning, else in good interior condition. On chivalry, honour and duelling. Giovanni Battista Possevino asserts that the goal of a duel is the restitution of honour and not death. - Early edition (first printed in 1553). Not in Adams (only edition of 1566); Edit 16, 26296.
Estimated Price: € 180

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