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Torelli Saraynae Veronensis leg. doct. De origine et amplitudine ciuitatis Veronæ. Eiusdem De viris illustribus antiquis Veronensibus. De his, qui potiti fuerunt dominio ciuitatis Veronæ De monumentis antiquis vrbis, & agri Veronensis De interpretatione litterarum antiquarum. Index præterea huius operis in calce additus est.
Veronae, ex officina Antonii Putelleti,, 1540.
15, [3], 20--25, [1], 28--33, [4], '33' [i.e. 37]--66, [4] leaves, [1] fold. wdcut pl. : wdcut illus. ; 30.6 cm. (2º)

The numerous woodcuts were designed by Giovanni Caroto, whose monogram is at the base of the author's portrait (leaf A1b). The foliation and register is irregular and the structure of an ideal copy is uncertain, apparently due to the printer's desire to fit 35 large woodcuts into a small folio volume. In some cases this was achieved by printing cuts on full sheets which could then be bound variously as folded plates or as bifolia. The 'Ordo Chartarum' on the final leaf does not make the printer's intentions entirely clear, leading to variations between surviving copies. Although bound differently, the Soane copy corresponds in content to that described in BAL 2901, which collates as follows: A-B4 C1 χ11 D-E2 F2 G4 H-L2 LL2 LLL1 LLLL1 M6 N-T4; the foliation given in the physical description above reflects the different make-up of the Soane copy. It differs from the BAL copy as follows: C1, a folio sheet with a plan of the 'Porticvvm Svperiorvm Fvndamentvm', bucranium and a page of text (leaf 9) on the recto and a further woodcut on the verso, is here bound as a bifolium; χ1, a large folded restoration of the Roman theatre (described above as a folded plate) is bound before C1 rather than after; 2χ1 is bound as a bifolium; gathering G4, which is usually found with the bifolia G1.4 and G2.3 bound separately to allow for the woodcut on G1b extending onto the conjugate leaf G4a, is here bound as a quire; LLL1 and LLLL1 are bound as bifolia. Older crease marks in the paper of some of the leaves that are variously found folded or as double plates suggest the Soane copy may be a rebinding. For a detailed bibliographical description, see BAL, Early printed books, no. 2901. See also R. Mortimer, Italian 16th century books (Belknap Press, 1974), no. 462.

Copy Notes Purchased as lot 102 with Tommaso Temanza's Delle antichità di Rimino, 1741 (q.v.), for one guinea at the Adam sale, 21 May 1818. (Priv. Corr.XVI.E.3.12). (See Bolton Appendix, p. 331). A few woodcuts cropped within picture area. Early crayon marks, leaves M4--N1.

Binding C17th(?) limp vellum, two ties. Spine title in ink 'Verona'.

Reference Number 3263

Additional Names Adam, Robert (1728--1792)

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