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Rare incunable history of the Florentines  

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Historiae Florentini Populi

Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus


Bartolommeo di Libri

5 June 1492


220 (of 222 leaves). Lacking title and adjacent leaf (a1 & a2). (Folio) 31x21 cm (12¼x8¼") modern vellum backed boards (boards covered with what appears to be a page from an early antiphonal).

Brunus was a Florentine chancellor, a philosopher, a humanist, a historian and an Italian translator active in Florence in the first half of the Quattrocento. His history of the Florentines earned him Florentine citizenship and tax exemption for life. Often found bound with Poggio's history of the Florentines, not present here. Goff B1248

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Binding lightly worn; 3 leaves at front and 4 leaves at the rear silked, some foxing and staining throughout, a few notes in an early hand; very good

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