Discorsi, della Bellezza, della Nobiltà, della poesia di Dante, de i precetti Historici, delle qualità del Generale, del Terremoto, di novo posti in luce.

Venice, Giovanni and Giovanni Paolo Giolito De Ferrari, 1586 12° (152x96 mm). [56], 207, [1] pp. Woodcut border and printer’s device on title. Woodcut head- and tailpieces, and initials. 18th-century vellum, on spine honey label with gilt title. Red and blue mottled edges. A fine copy, old repair at the gutter of title, partly affecting an unique letter. Provenance: ‘Ex Dono Franciscus ’, Aloysius Cac.’; ‘Ex libris Julii Travaglini Romani’, by a 19th-century hand (both inscriptions inked on recto of the front endpaper). On title a scored early ownership note. Even after the end of the tremors the earthquake remained a subject of interest in the learned milieu of the Este court, and the Ferrarese historian Sardi – one of the interlocutors of Buoni’s Dialogue (see item 6) – introduced therefore a section on this topic in his collection of discourses. The earthquake became a topic of Renaissance conversation, just like the concepts of beauty, nobility and poetry. STC Italian, 609; Bongi, Annali di Gabriel Giolito de‘ Ferrari, ii, pp. 402-403; Baratta, p. 932; E. Guidoboni, I terremoti del territorio ferrarese, in F. Bocchi (ed.), Storia illustrata di Ferrara, Milano 1987, pp. 625-640; Eadem, Riti di calamità. Terremoti a Ferrara nel 1570-74, “Quaderni storici”, 19 (1989), pp. 107-136; J. Weinberg‚’The voice of God’. Jewish and Christian Responses to the Ferrara Earthquake, “Italian Studies“, 46 (1991), pp. 79-80; E. Boschi-E. Guidoboni, I terremoti a Bologna e nel suo territorio dal xii al xx secolo, p. 561; G. Petrella, Libri e cultura a Ferrara nel secondo Cinquecento: la biblioteca privata di Alessandro Sardi, “La Bibliofilia“, 105 (2003), pp. 259-289; C. Martin, Renaissance Meteorology. Pomponazzi to Descartes, Baltimore 2011, pp. 67-78.
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