8vo., contemporary soft vellum binding with contemporary handwritten labeling to spine, [ff. 232 + 1 blank], title page with wood engraving depicting a man against a tree between two satyrs and a blindfolded cupid aiming his arrow down at him, three more wood engravings at the beginning of each of the three sections (libri) into which the Libro del peregrino is divided. This is followed by a ‘Vita de Iacobo Caviceo’ by Georgio Anselmo. The main text is dedicated to Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara. A rare edition of this work of prose fiction first published in Parma in 1508. Binding marked and rubbed, some worming to margins, pages browned and slightly foxed. Text in Italian.
CAVICEO, Jacopo; ANSELMO, Georgio, Libro del peregrino. Novamente ristampato & alla sua pristina integrita’ ridotto., Stampato nella inclita citta’ di Vinegia, appresso Francesco Bindoni et Mapheo Pasini, 1527 nel mese di Aprile, 1527
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Pepys, Samuel; Braybrooke, Lord Richard, Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, ESQ. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II. and James II: Comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B of St. John’s College, Cambridge, from the original short hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, And a selection from his Private Correspondence., Henry Colburn, 1825