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The Resource La selva di uaria lettione, di Pietro Messia di Seuiglia ; tradotta nella lingua italiana per Mambrino da Fabriano

La selva di uaria lettione, di Pietro Messia di Seuiglia ; tradotta nella lingua italiana per Mambrino da Fabriano

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La selva di uaria lettione
Title
La selva di uaria lettione
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di Pietro Messia di Seuiglia ; tradotta nella lingua italiana per Mambrino da Fabriano
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Language
  • ita
  • spa
  • ita
Summary
Collection of miscellaneous excerpts by the Spanish writer, Pedro Mexía of Seville, historiographer to Charles V, gathered mainly from classical authors such as Athenaeus, Macrobius, and Pliny, and modelled after the "Attic Nights" of Aulus Gellius.
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Cataloging source
IUL
Citation location within source
  • 167286 (note)
  • CNCE 35199
Citation source
  • Palau y Dulcet, A. Manual del librero hispano-americano (2.ed.)
  • EDIT 16
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
This collection attained such popularity during the 16th century that it has been called the "bedside book of the age." The essays are quasi-scientific dissertations and moral reflections, and include three essays on the history of Jerusalem and sections on the Turks, Knights Templar, and Tamerlane. The author also ponders the origins of languages and alphabets, the invention and use of bells, and ancient burial customs. His scientific curiosity embraces the length of the earth's circumference, the causes of winds, rain and snow; human memory, animals' awareness of time, and the supposed miraculous characteristics of ants and donkeys. This edition is the most complete edition of Roseo's translation, including as it does both the 4th part which had first appeared in the 1555 edition, and also a 5th part, printed here for the first time
Label
La selva di uaria lettione, di Pietro Messia di Seuiglia ; tradotta nella lingua italiana per Mambrino da Fabriano
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Note
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: A8 a-2q8 (2m4 missigned 2m3, 2n3 missigned 2n1)
  • Contains only the first three parts of Mexía's Silva de varia lección; the fourth part first appeared in the 1555 edition; the fifth in a 1558 edition
  • Woodcuts: Tramezzino's Sybilla device on title page, featuring Sybilla reading within a sculptural cartouche adorned with putti, angeles, and leafy swags, with motto "Qual piu fermo è il mio foglio è il mio presaggio;"
  • Text printed in italic type; marginal notes in small roman type; spaces left for capitals, with guide letters
  • This edition not in: A. Tinto, Annali tipografici dei Tramezzino; or Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
16 cm (8vo)
Extent
[8], 312 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in an early, probably 17th-century, Italian limp paper case binding; thick paper covers laced through with alum-tawed thongs; early ink spine title "La selva di varia lezioni di Pietro Mexia 1550." Early [17th-century?] ownership inscription on leaf A3 of Flamineo dell'Anguilara. Although the binding could possibly be earlier than 17th century, it has the particular endpaper construction identified by Michèle Cloonan as characteristic of Italian laced-paper bindings after 1600. Purchase, Pirages, 1996.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)708581360
  • ucoclc708581360
Label
La selva di uaria lettione, di Pietro Messia di Seuiglia ; tradotta nella lingua italiana per Mambrino da Fabriano
Publication
Note
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: A8 a-2q8 (2m4 missigned 2m3, 2n3 missigned 2n1)
  • Contains only the first three parts of Mexía's Silva de varia lección; the fourth part first appeared in the 1555 edition; the fifth in a 1558 edition
  • Woodcuts: Tramezzino's Sybilla device on title page, featuring Sybilla reading within a sculptural cartouche adorned with putti, angeles, and leafy swags, with motto "Qual piu fermo è il mio foglio è il mio presaggio;"
  • Text printed in italic type; marginal notes in small roman type; spaces left for capitals, with guide letters
  • This edition not in: A. Tinto, Annali tipografici dei Tramezzino; or Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
16 cm (8vo)
Extent
[8], 312 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in an early, probably 17th-century, Italian limp paper case binding; thick paper covers laced through with alum-tawed thongs; early ink spine title "La selva di varia lezioni di Pietro Mexia 1550." Early [17th-century?] ownership inscription on leaf A3 of Flamineo dell'Anguilara. Although the binding could possibly be earlier than 17th century, it has the particular endpaper construction identified by Michèle Cloonan as characteristic of Italian laced-paper bindings after 1600. Purchase, Pirages, 1996.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)708581360
  • ucoclc708581360

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