8vo., contemporary full vellum binding with gilt ornamentation to boards and spine, title in contemporary hand to spine, pp. , 226 + 1 blank, with elaborate printer’s colophon on title page, 2 wood-engraved portraits of Cola di Rienzo. Second edition, one of the first examples of Romanesco (Roman dialect) appearing in print. Binding chipped and frayed at extremities, vellum detaching from text block, minimal worm damage, some waterstaining and foxing. Nicola Gabrini (1313-54), known as Cola di Rienzo, was a fourteenth-century politician and popular leader who styled himself as the ‘Tribuno del Popolo Romano’, or the tribune of the Roman people. Text in Italian.
FIORDIFIOCCA, Tommaso, Vita di Cola di Rienzo, Tribuno del Popolo Romano. In questa seconda impressione distinta in piu’ capitoli, et arricchita delle dichiarazioni de le voci piu’ oscure della Lingua Romana di quei tempi, nella quale e’ descritta l’Historia., Per Andrea Fei, 1631
SKU: 034356 Categories: Biographies & Letters, History, Italian Tag: Renaissance Medieval Rome Cola Rienzo Lorenzo popular leader populism Roman Gabrini Romanesco dialect seventeenth century popolo history political