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A very good three volume set of the first edition, in matching half leather bindings. 8vo. 7.75" x 4.75" x 1.00". Brown calf spines and corners over brown buckram covered boards. Each spine with four raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, gilt volume number and the original black leather title label. Edges rubbed and bumped. Engraved armorial bookplate to the verso of each front board: "The Honble.Barbara Cockayne Medlycott". Clean text throughout. Each chapter with an engraved medallion headpiece. Colophon to verso of the title and to the last leaf: "London: Printed By S. Bentley, Dorset-Street." A very good set. Vol. I. : [2pp.]/pp.7/[3pp.]/pp.348 ; Vol. II. : [4pp.]/pp.363 ; Vol. III. : [4pp.]/pp.361 . Contents include biographical accounts of: Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Lorenzo de' Medici, Angiolo Poliziano, Boiardo, Sannazzaro, Ariosto, Bembo, Vittoria Colonna, Pietro Aretino, Bernardo Tasso, Giovan-Giorgio Trissino, Francesco Berni, Luigi Alamanni, Battista Guarni, Torquato Tasso, Metastasio (Trepassi), Giuseppe Parini, and Vittorio Alfieri. *** "Barbara Hill was the daughter of George Hill and Ann Barbara Medlycott. She married Hon. William Cokayne, son of Charles Cokayne, 5th Viscount Cullen and Sophia Baxter, on 11 October 1777. She died on 2 June 1838. Her married name became Cokayne. In 1802 her name was legally changed to Barbara Medlycott under the terms of her grandfather, Thomas Medlycott's will." - See The Peerage.
Title: Lives Of The Italian Poets. By The Rev. Henry Stebbing, M.A. M.R.S.I.L. With Twenty Medallion Portraits. In Three Volumes.
Categories: 19TH CENTURY,
Publisher: London: Edward Bull, Holles Street, 1831 . 0:
ISBN Number: 0
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 43520