Bertolami Fine Arts

Bertolami Fine Arts | Web Auction 118 | 16 June 2022

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IOANNES IOVIANUS PONTANUS (1429-1503)

Ioannis Ioviani Pontani Opera. De fortitudine: libri duo. De principe: liber unus. Dialogus qui Charon inscribitur. Dialogus qui Antonius inscribitur. De liberalitate. Liber unus. De beneficentia: liber unus. De magnificentia: liber unus. De splendore: liber unus. De conuiuentia: liber unus. De obedientia: libri quinque. (colophon: Venetiis, Ioannem Rubeum & Bernardinum Vercellenses, 1512)


§ Large 4to (23x32,5 cm.); 128 leaves. Sign: a-u1-6, x1-8 (x8 blank). Woodcut initials. Marginal annotations in sepia ink by ancient hands, ownership entry on free leaf dated 1817, later rustic cardboards, handwritten title on spine,some light browning in places, very fine copy and large on crisp paper

Second edition, posthumously published of this collection of works; the first edition was published in 1501 in Venice, the only to be printed during the author’s life.. The separate works had been previously published in Naples, between 1490 and 1498.
Ref. B. Figliuolo Pontano, Giovanni In: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani; Graesse, V, p. 406; Brunet, IV, 808; Lorenzo Gera (editor) Giovanni Pontano Dialoghi Milano 2014, p. 65