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Petrarca (Francesco) Le Cose Volgari, Lyonese counterfeit edition, first issue, Lyon, 1502.

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Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 95

Petrarca (Francesco) Le Cose Volgari, Lyonese counterfeit edition, first issue, Lyon, 1502.

Schätzpreis
6.000 £ - 8.000 £
ca. 7.934 $ - 10.578 $
Zuschlagspreis:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Petrarca (Francesco) Le Cose Volgari, collation: a-y8, z4, A8, [188] leaves, complete with blank leaves u6, x5, y5, and z4, Lyons italic type, upper margin slightly trimmed, partly affecting early inked foliation, a few spots, small stain on fol. l7, an early hand has added an index of Petrarch's poems included in the volume to the final leaves, near contemporary vellum, edges speckled brownish red, top-edge darkened, a few stains to covers, 8vo (145 x 92mm.), Lyon, [1502]. ⁂ The first issue of the exceedingly rare Lyonese counterfeit of the celebrated Petrarca volgare, printed by Aldus in Venice in 1501, and edited for him by Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) from Petrarch's autograph manuscript of the Canzoniere, held at the Vatican Library. This is one of the three earliest of all Aldine counterfeits, alongside those of the Virgil and Juvenal. The volume was issued entirely anonymously and without a date, but the printing might be attributed to Balthasar de Gabiano from Asti (Piedmont) - according to Baudrier the originator of the Lyonese italic type - or other printers who were active in Lyon, such as Jacques Myt, who, together with the dealer Barthélemy Troth, had immediately perceived the commercial possibilities of Aldus' revolutionary series of easily portable octavo-format volumes, printed in the fine italic type designed for the Venetian printer by the Bolognese punch-cutter Francesco Griffo. Despite the ten-year privilege granted by the Venetian Senate which gave Aldus exclusive right to its use, this font was imitated or counterfeited by certain unscrupulous Lyonese printers who produced a group of pirated editions closely imitating the Aldine format and layout, though obviously omitting the colophon, prefaces, and privileges. On 16 March 1503 Aldus was compelled to print the broadside Monitum in Lugdunenses typographos, a warning against the counterfeited Lyonese editions, in which he explained how to distinguish them from his genuine editions. In the Lyonese Petrarch the original colophon, Aldus' address to readers, and the errata leaf are all omitted. In addition, a few misprints are detectable: the general title on fol. a1r reads Le cose vulgari in place of the original Le cose volgari; the divisional title on fol. a1v is printed as Sonetti et canzone in vita di madonna Laura, and not correctly Sonetti et canzoni in vita di madonna Laura, while the Aldine divisional title Sonetti et canzoni in morte di madonna Laura on fol. n3 became Sonetti et canzoni in morte di madona Laura in the counterfeit. Finally, the quire 'k' is signed 'K'. Two different issues of this Lyonese counterfeit are known. According to David J. Shaw they could have been printed in about 1502 and 1508, respectively. This copy belongs to the first group; this first state is easily identifiable by the Provençal verse 'Dreç 7 [i.e., 'et'] rayson es quieu ciant em demori' printed on fol. d6v (Sonetto 70, Lasso me, ch'i non so in qual parte pieghi), which here faithfully adheres to the original, while in the later counterfeit, datable to 1508, the same phrase is translated into French as "Droit et raison es que Ie chante damor". Provenance: Alessandro Grassi (17th-century ownership inscription on recto of first leaf); purchased by John Barker in Rome in 1671 (ownership inscription on front pastedown, 'Roma, 15. d'Apr- 1671. di Sig.r Ales. Grassi, incontro il palazzo del Gouernatore'; also in Barker's own hand is a note on front pastedown 'v. Hor. l. I. Sat. 10', and a passage taken from the Dell'Huomo di lettere by Daniello Bartoli on recto of front flyleaf 'Fauorino auuisa [Gell. l. 17 c. 12] che per aguzzare l'ingegno, quando dall'otio di molto tempo ci paia rintuzzato, e ottuso, ottimo mezzo sia prendere à trattare materie inutili, e allegre. P. Bartoli dell'Huomo di lettere, p. 339'); Kenneth Rapoport (ex-libris on front pastedown). Literature: Renouard Alde, 308.17; Baudrier VII, 15; Ahmanson-Murphy 1101; De Marinis, Appunti e ricerche bibliografiche,

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 95
Auktion:
Datum:
28.03.2019
Auktionshaus:
Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
Großbritannien und Nordirland
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 7871 2640
Beschreibung:

Petrarca (Francesco) Le Cose Volgari, collation: a-y8, z4, A8, [188] leaves, complete with blank leaves u6, x5, y5, and z4, Lyons italic type, upper margin slightly trimmed, partly affecting early inked foliation, a few spots, small stain on fol. l7, an early hand has added an index of Petrarch's poems included in the volume to the final leaves, near contemporary vellum, edges speckled brownish red, top-edge darkened, a few stains to covers, 8vo (145 x 92mm.), Lyon, [1502]. ⁂ The first issue of the exceedingly rare Lyonese counterfeit of the celebrated Petrarca volgare, printed by Aldus in Venice in 1501, and edited for him by Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) from Petrarch's autograph manuscript of the Canzoniere, held at the Vatican Library. This is one of the three earliest of all Aldine counterfeits, alongside those of the Virgil and Juvenal. The volume was issued entirely anonymously and without a date, but the printing might be attributed to Balthasar de Gabiano from Asti (Piedmont) - according to Baudrier the originator of the Lyonese italic type - or other printers who were active in Lyon, such as Jacques Myt, who, together with the dealer Barthélemy Troth, had immediately perceived the commercial possibilities of Aldus' revolutionary series of easily portable octavo-format volumes, printed in the fine italic type designed for the Venetian printer by the Bolognese punch-cutter Francesco Griffo. Despite the ten-year privilege granted by the Venetian Senate which gave Aldus exclusive right to its use, this font was imitated or counterfeited by certain unscrupulous Lyonese printers who produced a group of pirated editions closely imitating the Aldine format and layout, though obviously omitting the colophon, prefaces, and privileges. On 16 March 1503 Aldus was compelled to print the broadside Monitum in Lugdunenses typographos, a warning against the counterfeited Lyonese editions, in which he explained how to distinguish them from his genuine editions. In the Lyonese Petrarch the original colophon, Aldus' address to readers, and the errata leaf are all omitted. In addition, a few misprints are detectable: the general title on fol. a1r reads Le cose vulgari in place of the original Le cose volgari; the divisional title on fol. a1v is printed as Sonetti et canzone in vita di madonna Laura, and not correctly Sonetti et canzoni in vita di madonna Laura, while the Aldine divisional title Sonetti et canzoni in morte di madonna Laura on fol. n3 became Sonetti et canzoni in morte di madona Laura in the counterfeit. Finally, the quire 'k' is signed 'K'. Two different issues of this Lyonese counterfeit are known. According to David J. Shaw they could have been printed in about 1502 and 1508, respectively. This copy belongs to the first group; this first state is easily identifiable by the Provençal verse 'Dreç 7 [i.e., 'et'] rayson es quieu ciant em demori' printed on fol. d6v (Sonetto 70, Lasso me, ch'i non so in qual parte pieghi), which here faithfully adheres to the original, while in the later counterfeit, datable to 1508, the same phrase is translated into French as "Droit et raison es que Ie chante damor". Provenance: Alessandro Grassi (17th-century ownership inscription on recto of first leaf); purchased by John Barker in Rome in 1671 (ownership inscription on front pastedown, 'Roma, 15. d'Apr- 1671. di Sig.r Ales. Grassi, incontro il palazzo del Gouernatore'; also in Barker's own hand is a note on front pastedown 'v. Hor. l. I. Sat. 10', and a passage taken from the Dell'Huomo di lettere by Daniello Bartoli on recto of front flyleaf 'Fauorino auuisa [Gell. l. 17 c. 12] che per aguzzare l'ingegno, quando dall'otio di molto tempo ci paia rintuzzato, e ottuso, ottimo mezzo sia prendere à trattare materie inutili, e allegre. P. Bartoli dell'Huomo di lettere, p. 339'); Kenneth Rapoport (ex-libris on front pastedown). Literature: Renouard Alde, 308.17; Baudrier VII, 15; Ahmanson-Murphy 1101; De Marinis, Appunti e ricerche bibliografiche,

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 95
Auktion:
Datum:
28.03.2019
Auktionshaus:
Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
Großbritannien und Nordirland
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 7871 2640
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