Lot 161 of 515:
Gasparo Contarini 1588  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$270
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Gasparis Contareni cardinalis ad Paulum III. Pont. Max. de potestate pontificis in vsu clavium, & compositionibus, duae epistolae
Author:
Contarini, Gasparo
Place:
Florence
Publisher:
Date:
1558
Description:

43, [21]; 76, [19] pp. Armorial devices, woodcut initials. 16x10 cm (6¼x4") period full vellum.

Gasparo Contarini was an Italian diplomat, cardinal and Bishop of Belluno. He was one of the first proponents of the dialogue with Protestants, after the Reformation. Scarce.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Soiling to vellum with small areas of wormholing, small area of loss to spine, text block starting to detach from vellum but holding; interior generally bright with areas of toning.
 
Item number:
309058
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