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Libro chiamato el Troiano in rima historiato, elqual tratta la destruttion de Troia fatta per li Greci, & come per tal destruttion su edificata Roma, Padua, e Verona, & molte altre cittade in Italia ... Novamente corretto.
Bartholomio detto l'Imperadore & Francesco suo genero, 1556. Scarce 16th-century printing of this 15th-century verse account of the Trojan War. The work is sometimes attributed to Angelo Giovanni Franci or alternately to Jacopo di Carlo, the latter citation probably erroneously based on di Carlo's having printed an early edition -- while the former has in its favor the acrostic formed by the last four stanzas of the final canto: "Angilus[c] Iohannes Franci ad Andream f." The title-page is printed in black and red and features a large woodcut (rather striking in that the armored man stabbing another man in the face, the man being stabbed, their two horses, and the man on whom the horses are trampling all have notably neutral-to-nonchalant expressions), while the first canto is decorated with a double-column woodcut flanked with sidepieces, and 18 of the subsequent cantos open each with a small woodcut, most depicting martial scenes. Unlike most other editions of this popular history, the present example is an octavo rather than quarto printing, and is not described by most of the standard reference works. WorldCat and NUC Pre-1956 find => no institutional holdings of this edition and find only one U.S. library (Princeton) reporting ownership of any 16th-century edition of the work in Italian! Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
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