1628 Scarce Andreoli / ROSPIGLIOSI BINDERY WORK - Vita del b. Luigi Gonzaga.
Author : Virgilio Cepari; Benacci erede.
Title : Vita del b. Luigi Gonzaga della Compagnia di Giesù, scritta in compendio da vn religioso della medesima Compagnia.
Language : Text in Italian
Publisher : In Bologna : Per l'herede del Benacci, no date (circa 1628).
Size : 4 " X 2.5 "
Pages : 131-(1) pages
Binding : Attractive and good full brown morocco gilt armorial binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, small chips to the front panel - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Contemporary Roman brown morocco gilt with the arms of the Machiavelli and Baccelli families contained within an eagle surround, flat spine gilt, gilt edges. Our binding is decorated by tools associated with a shop once designated the ‘Rospigliosi Bindery’ on account of the work it undertook (directly and on behalf of donors) for Giulio Rospigliosi as Cardinal and as Pope Clement ix (1667–1669). From about 1656, the shop worked continuously for the Biblioteca Vaticana. Recent scholarship has identified its proprietors as the brothers Gregorio (died 1696) and Giovanni Andreoli (died 1699) -- Andreoli brothers.
Content : Very good content (bright, some light foxing and staining - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 900 - USD 1200)
The book : Attractive 17th century early life of Aloysius Gonzaga in an Andreoli / ROSPIGLIOSI BINDERY WORK with the arms of Machiavelli and Baccelli. The bindings can be attributed to the Andreoli bindery (see Legatura romana barocca plate 66, with the same diamond stamp, and plate 68, for the same outer border).
The Florentine Machiavelli family died out in the early eighteenth century and the inheritance passed to the Rangoni of Modena.
PROVENANCE: Machiavelli-Baccelli, arms on bindings; from the collection of the Lancellotti Senni family, Rome.
Similar items were sold at Sotheby's on June 2019.
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