1,500 - 2,000 GBP
- Istoria della China. Verona: Appresso Angelo Tamo, 1599
4to (190 x 130mm.), woodcut device on title-page, a few large historiated woodcut initials, last leaf blank, late eighteenth century mottled calf over marbled boards, modern spine label, scattered spotting and browning, some marginal pen annotations and damp stains, inscription on title, rubbed
CNCE 315; Cordier, Sinica 18; Löwendahl 37
A work in prose "in which China is celebrated as a model state. In short, the China that was revered by Enlightenment writers of the eighteenth century is anticipated in this work of the late sixteenth century... Originally published in 1597, this is the second issue with the first preliminary quire (four leaves) reset with a new wording of the title, new printer and new woodcut device" (Löwendahl).