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.
ISTC ib00327000; Sander 896
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