DescriptionLodovico Domenichi. Facetie, Motti, Et Burle... Venice: Domenico Farri, 1584. Krown & Spellman retail : $500. 8vo. a-b8,A-Ff8 [lacks Ff8, blank except for colophon?] ,460pp. Contemporary limp vellum, with ties, endpapers renewed, t.p. finger soiled, occ. stains, paragraphs have been numbered in red through page 246. Printer's device on t.p. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
Domenichi (1515-1564) "Born in Piacenza, he was a professional writer, editor, and translator for the printers Giolito in Venice and Torrentino in Florence. His prolific output included editions of Luigi Pulci and Boiardo, anthologies of lyric poetry and facezie... He was imprisoned by the Inquisition in 1552-3 for translating a work by Calvin. From the late 1550s he was court historian to Cosimo I de Medici." [OCIL]. EDIT 16 CNC 17579. Index Aurel. 154.879. BM STC (Ital.) 222. Gamba, 2722. Brunet, II, 800-801. Olschki, 464-65: "Recueil curieux". Gay-Lemonnyer, II, 216.
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