Lot 19: Arlenius Arnoldus. Lexicon Graecolatinum, post omnes hactenus editiones maxima iam recens accessione ex praestantissimis Graecis ac Latinis scriptoribus locupletarum... Venetiis: Apud Alexandrum Bruciolum, 1546

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Description: Arlenius Arnoldus. Lexicon Graecolatinum, post omnes hactenus editiones maxima iam recens accessione ex praestantissimis Graecis ac Latinis scriptoribus locupletarum... Venetiis: Apud Alexandrum Bruciolum, 1546. In-folio (mm 300x205). Carte 495 (di 496, manca l'ultima carta bianca). Marca tipografica incisa in legno al frontespizio, anticamente colorata. Tracce di sporco a qualche carta ma buon esemplare. Legatura moderna in pelle bianca. Al frontespizio nota di possesso parzialmente cassata 'Ex libris Innocentii Birardi'; al contropiatto anteriore etichetta della Libreria Mediolanum. Bellissima edizione di questo importante lessico curato da Arnoldus Arlenius e dedicato a Cosimo de' Medici. Nel periodo immediatamente successivo alla stampa del Lexicon, la tipografia dei Brucioli fu coinvolta nell'accusa di stampa clandestina di opere ereticali di Francesco Negri, Alfonso Valdes e Bernardino Ochino. Dopo perquisizioni e accuse la tipografia fu chiusa. Folio (300x205 mm). 495 leaves (of 496, wanting the last blank leaf). Woodcut printer's device on title page, ancient colored. Soiled some leaves otherwise a fair copy. Modern white leather. On title page ownership inscription 'Ex libris Innocentii Birardi'; on the front pastedown label of Mediolanum Library. Beautiful edition of this important lexicon edited by Arnoldus Arlenius and dedicated to Cosimo de' Medici. In the following period to the printing of the Lexicon, the typography of Brucioli was bound by the prosecution of clandestine pess of heretical works by Francesco Negri, Alfonso Valdes and Bernardino Ochino. After persecutions and accusations the typography was closed.
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