FLORENCE. Good newes from Florence : of a famous victorie obtained against the Turkes by the Duke of Florence. London: Edward Griffin for Nathaniel Butter, [1614].
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FLORENCE. Good newes from Florence: of a Famous Victorie Obtained Against the Turkes by the Duke of Florence. London: Edward Griffin for Nathaniel Butter, [1614].
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FLORENCE.
Good newes from Florence: of a Famous Victorie Obtained Against the Turkes by the Duke of Florence. London: Edward Griffin for Nathaniel Butter, [1614].
Small 4to (173 x 132 mm). A-C4. Woodcut device to title. 20th-century red half morocco by Roger de Coverly & Sons, spine titled in gilt. Title shaved with loss of final line of imprint, including the date, binding rubbed and slightly discolored, endpapers browned.
Provenance: Lord Leconfield (Petworth sale, Sothebys, 23 April 1928, lot 52, inscription "The Leconfield Copy"); Boies Penrose II (two bookplates, sale Sothebys, 1971, lot 86).

VERY RARE: THE LECONFIELD-BOIES PENROSE COPY of the first edition in English of an Italian account of the taking of Agha Liman (present-day Mersin, one of Turkey's principal seaports) by the Tuscan force commanded by the Duc de Candolle. The Italian original, published in 1613, was titled Relazione della presa della fortezza, e porto di Seleucia, detta Agliman, in Caramania, e di due galere capitane, & altri vasselli Turcheschi. OCLC (1 copy); STC 11091 (2 copies). This copy is the only one to appear in the price records of AmericanaExchange.
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