PETRARCA, FRANCESCO. 1304-1374. De los remedios contra prospera y adversa fortuna.  Seville, Jacob Cromberger, 1513.

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PETRARCA, FRANCESCO. 1304-1374.
De los remedios contra prospera y adversa fortuna. Seville, Jacob Cromberger, 1513.

Sold for US$ 3,825 inc. premium
PETRARCA, FRANCESCO. 1304-1374.
De los remedios contra prospera y adversa fortuna. Seville, Jacob Cromberger, 1513.
Small folio (277 x 204 mm). Title with large woodcut coat-of-arms within woodcut border. Gothic type. 18th-century Spanish vellum. Title re-margined, not affecting woodcut border, a2 lower margin renewed affecting a few letters, k6 with five lines erased in ink by an early owner; vellum folding case.
Provenance: Some early marginalia, trimmed by the binder in places.

Second Spanish and first Seville edition. "A good example of this printer's (Cromberger's) careful press-work and well-designed decorative woodcut capitals is provided in this book. The decoration of the title consists of a fine cut of the Arms of Gonzalo de Cordoba (el Gran Capitán), to whom the translation is dedicated, and this is within borders of birds, foliage and emblematic figures, which combine to present a pleasing and well-proportioned page" (Lyell, Early Book Illustration in Spain). RARE: According to American Book Prices Current no copy of this edition sold at auction in the past 45 years. Norton 834.
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