DescriptionBenedetto Accolti. La Guerra Fatta Da Christia Ni Contra Barbari Per La Ricuperatone Del Sepulcro Di Christo Et Della Giudea... Venice: Gabriel Giolito Da Ferrara, 1549. Krown & Spellman retail: $1200. First Italian Edition. 8vo. A-Q8 [Q8 blank present]. 127ff=254pp. Printer's device on title page and on verso of last leaf, fine historiated initials. Contemporary limp vellum, soiled, lacks ties, title in ms on spine, fore-edges of covers chewed, pin-worm hole through most of the volume turning into a track in the last gathering (some text affected), bottom of title page slightly defective, some old minor stains, scattered foxing, early marginalia in Italian. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
Accolti (1415-64)."Arentine who, after a successful legal career became first chancellor of Florence. Following some vernacular poetry composed in his youth, his principle works were in Latin..." [OCIL]
"In conjunction with his brother Leonardo, he wrote in Latin a history of the first crusade, entitled De Bella a Christianis contra Barbaras gesto pro Christi Sepulchre et Judaea recuperandis libri tres (Venice, 1432, translated into Italian, 1543, and into French, 1620), which, though itself of little interest, is said to have furnished Tasso with the historic basis for his Jerusalem Delivered." [EB 11th ed.]
EDIT 16 cnce103. Index Aurel. 103.247. Adams A82. BM STC (Ital.) 4. Marshall I,7. Bongi I,251.Gamba 1177.
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