Benivieni, Tractato in defensione... Hieronymo da Ferrara, Florence, 1496, modern crushed red morocco
Benivieni, Tractato in defensione... Hieronymo da Ferrara, Florence, 1496, modern crushed red morocco
Benivieni, Tractato in defensione... Hieronymo da Ferrara, Florence, 1496, modern crushed red morocco
Benivieni, Tractato in defensione... Hieronymo da Ferrara, Florence, 1496, modern crushed red morocco
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Benivieni, Tractato in defensione... Hieronymo da Ferrara, Florence, 1496, modern crushed red morocco

Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP

Benivieni, Tractato in defensione... Hieronymo da Ferrara, Florence, 1496, modern crushed red morocco

Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP

Lot Sold:5,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

BENIVIENI, DOMENICO

Trattato in defensione e probazione della dottrina di Savonarola. Florence: Francesco Bonaccorsi, for Piero Pacini, 28 May 1496


4to (203 x 135mm.), 50 leaves, a-e8 f6 g4, 37 lines, roman type, woodcut on title-page, full-page woodcut of a prophetic scene (showing the Crucifixion in front of Jerusalem, Rome and Florence) on f3v, woodcut initials, woodcut printer's device at end, modern crushed red morocco gilt, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges, occasional light staining


Benivieni, lecturer in logic at the Florentine Studio before becoming a Dominican, was one of Savonarola's followers (piagnoni). He was a staunch defender of Savonarola, along with Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola, and this is one of three works he wrote in 1496-1497 in defence of the friar, attempting to demonstrate that Savonarola's preaching was not contrary to Church doctrine and that his prophetic teachings were true.


LITERATURE:

ISTC ib00327000; Sander 896

Condition Report

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Benivieni, Tractato in defensione... Hieronymo da Ferrara, Florence, 1496, modern crushed red morocco
Benivieni, Tractato in defensione... Hieronymo da Ferrara, Florence, 1496, modern crushed red morocco
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