(Latin and Italian.) [drop head title:] ELEGANZE DELLA LINGUA LATINA

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Description: manuscript in ink on paper (watermark not identified), in a single, neat small hand, text in 2 columns, Italian facing the Latin, the ink occasionally corroding slightly, minor worming in the upper margins at the beginning, unpaginated, c. 280 pp., 4to, contemporary vellum, title in gilt on spine, front inner hinge broken, very good

Publication Details: [Italy: c. 1680]

Notes: A large collection of Latin tags, dicta, &c, with Italian translations or equivalents. The entries are arranged alphabetically by subject, in Italian. At the end are several pages of Addita, and a half-page of 'Eleganze di Cornelio Nipote.' Script and binding are typical of a prolonged period, in which 1680 is selected as about the middle. In the tradition of Eleganze della lingua toscana e latina, scielte da Aldo Manutio, 1556.

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Price: £1,200

Subject: Literature

Published Date: c. 1680]

Stock Number: 64764

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