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Paul Haynes Rare Books
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Conti, Natale [Natalis Comes]

Mythologiae sive explicationis Fabularum Libri Decem, inquibus omnia prope Naturalis et Moralis philosophiae dogmata in veterum fabulis contenta fuisse perspicue demonstrator: Oput cuissuis facultatis studiosis perutile ac prope necessarium. Accessit G. Linocerii Musarum Mythologia, & anonymi observationum in totam de dijs gentium narrationem Libellus. Adiectae sunt insuper nouissimae huic, post Germanica & Gallicam, edition elegantissimae Deorum imagines, & eruditissimae mythologiae M. Antonij Tritonij Utinensis, Omnia summon studio, & exquisite labore emendate.

Conti, Natale [Natalis Comes]

Mythologiae sive explicationis Fabularum Libri Decem, inquibus omnia prope Naturalis et Moralis philosophiae dogmata in veterum fabulis contenta fuisse perspicue demonstrator: Oput cuissuis facultatis studiosis perutile ac prope necessarium. Accessit G. Linocerii Musarum Mythologia, & anonymi observationum in totam de dijs gentium narrationem Libellus. Adiectae sunt insuper nouissimae huic, post Germanica & Gallicam, edition elegantissimae Deorum imagines, & eruditissimae mythologiae M. Antonij Tritonij Utinensis, Omnia summon studio, & exquisite labore emendate. Patavii, apud Petrumpaulum Tozzium. Extypographieo Laurentij Pasquati. 1616. [Imprim. Typographum Cameralem. 1615. Patauij ex Typographia Camer. 1616]]

Description

First illustrated edition. Small Quarto. Title page in red and black, (5), (5) Catalogus, (28) Index, 614, (1), 60pp. 2 full page engraved plates, folding astrological plate, numerous further engravings, engraved headpieces, tailpieces and historiated initials. Text in Latin, with some Greek accompaniments. Contemporary vellum, spine in five compartments with raised bands. Gilt rules and floral motifs to spine and boards. Hand lettering to spine. Decoratively exposed ties. Page edges decoratively curlicue tooled and gilded. Owner’s name excised from lower edge of title, part of the inscription remaining. Historic notation to fep. Some marking and discolouration to vellum. Occasional paper faults, short closed tear to attachment of folding plate, minor corner tears etc., light marginal staining to first ten pages, last few pages lightly spotted.
Natale Conti (1520-1582) Venetian Euhumerist mythographer, poet and historian. The foremost exponent of the mythological tradition, these researches and interpretations were shared by and influenced (among many others in Renaissance Europe) Shakespeare, Milton, Francis Bacon, George Chapman, etc etc.

Price

£1250.00