[Featured Lot]. Tomasini, Giacomo Filippo [Jacobi Philippi]. Illustrium Virorum Elogia Iconibus Exornata... [bound with:] Tomasini's T. Livius Patavinus. Patavia. [Padua]: Variscum de Variscis for Pasquardi, 1630. Padua: Donato Pasquardi & Socium, 1630. Krown & Spellman retail: $1000. 4to. 2 works in 1 vol. ¹3 [Lacks ¹1, engr. t.p.], 4, A-3E4, 3F6. 4, A-M4. [14],373,[50],[1]pp. [8],88,[8]pp. 19th c. paste-patterned floral paper, provenance-- "George Sarton Firenze, 8 Nov. 1919" on front paste-down, corner bent on C3, minor foxing and soiling, small red pencil checks in some margins, ample margins. Illustrium: 47 copper-plate portraits by Jerome David, text cuts of medals and coins. Livy: engraved portrait by Jerome David, full-page woodcut, text cuts. Lacks engraved t.p. First Editions. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Tomasini (1597-1654) Bishop of Citta Nuova. He was born in Padua of a noble family. He studied under Benedetti of Legano and entered the congregation of the regular canons of St. George. He earned the degree of doctor in the faculty of Theology at Padua in 1619.  He was the author of several works covering subjects from Petrarch to Livy but always with a strong reference to his home city of Padua. His Lives of Illustrious Paduans was illustrated after pictures in his collection. There was a supplemental volume published some 14 years later which is not present here. Elogia: BL. 17th c. Italian, 909. Vinciana 3617. Bruni/Evans 5543. Olschki, Choix, 9637. Brunet V, 878. Krivatsky 11919. Wellcome 6317. Graesse VI, Pt 2,170. Livius: BL 17th Italian 910. Schweiger II,557. Bruni/Evans 5348.        

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