TORRIANO, GIOVANNI. Piazza universale di proverbi italiani: or, A common place of Italian proverbs and proverbial phrases. London: F. and T.W. for the author, 1666.<BR />
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TORRIANO, GIOVANNI. Piazza universale di proverbi italiani: or, A common place of Italian proverbs and proverbial phrases. London: F. and T.W. for the author, 1666.
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TORRIANO, GIOVANNI.
Piazza universale di proverbi italiani: or, A common place of Italian proverbs and proverbial phrases. London: F. and T.W. for the author, 1666.
3 parts in one volume. Folio (327 x 209 mm). [14], 338, [7], 242, [7], 116 pp. Period calf rebacked with corners renewed, borders and cornerpieces in blind. Main title printed in red and black, sectional titles, decorative headpieces. Without license leaf, browning to title and prelims, some toning and scattered foxing, boards rubbed.
Provenance: Fletcher of Saltoun (armorial bookplate); Alan Lubbock (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION. Torriano had published abbreviated versions in 1642 and 1649, with none of the anecdotes and extended explanations in the present volume. Wing T1928.
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