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    Giulio Cesare Capaccio. La Vera Antichita Di Pozzuolo Descritta Da Giulio Cesare Capaccio Secretario Dell'Inclita Citta di Napoli. Ove Con L'Istoria Di Tutte le cose del contorno, si narrano la bellezza di Posilip, l'origine della Città di Pozzuolo, Baia, Miseno, Cuma, Ischia, riti, costumi, magisirati, nobilità, statue, inscrittioni, fabbriche antiche, successi, guerre, e quanto appartiene elle cose naturali di Terme, Bagni, e di tutte le Miniere. Rome: Filippo de Rossi, 1652. Krown & Spellman retail: $750. Second Edition. 8vo. †8, ††8, †††4, A-Aa8. [40],384p. Contemporary Italian vellum, title in calligraphic hand, some rubbing, edges speckled blue, bookplate of "Zasser: Zollheim," minor dampstain to corner in front, paper occ. toned, splits in folds of plates. Printer's device on t.p., 9 engraved fold-out illustrations, 1 large fold-out map, 15 text illustrations. Engraved initials throughout text. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Capaccio (1542-1634) was born at Campagna d'Eboli (Salerno) and died in Naples. He studied law and was employed as secretary to the government of Naples. He wrote several histories of Naples and the surrounding area, as well as, a new edition of Alciati's Emblemata and other works. He is quoted as saying, "Naples is the whole world." This works was first published in 1607 and this edition closely follows that edition. Gunther 28. Lozzi II,3822

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