ADRIANI, MARCELLO VERGILIO
De militiae laudibus oratio, Florentiae dicta. (Basel: Johann Froben, December 1518)
4to (205 x 140mm.), 12 ff., title within architectural woodcut border, woodcut printer's device on final verso, modern marbled boards, a few small wormholes
Adriani (1464-1521) succeeded Poliziano at the Studio Fiorentino and was also chancellor of the Republic of Florence (working with his former pupil Machiavelli who was appointed second chancellor; they did not have an easy working relationship). After the return of the Medici, when Machiavelli was exiled from Florence, Adriani remained in favour; this speech was given to mark the appointment of Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, as captain-general of Florence.
VD16 V 778
purchased for £3-10s
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