Vita di Madonna Onorata scritta da Bernardo Ilicino publicata per la prima volta sopra un codice del secolo XC da Giuseppe Vallardi figlio.

Milan, Giuseppe Bernardoni, 1843.

4to, pp. [2], xxvi, 41, [1 (blank)], [1 (index)], [1 (publication statement)]; title page and p.1 within engraved border, half-title with engraved arms of the Archinto and Archieri families; some very light foxing, and dark marking to gutters, but otherwise largely clean throughout; in the original pink printed wrappers; some marking, but a good copy.

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First appearance in print of this life of the Sienese noblewoman Onorata Saracini (née Orsini, 1435–1457), by her contemporary, the late fifteenth-century physician and writer Bernardo Lapini (or Ilicini), here edited by the Milanese print and old master dealer Giuseppe Vallardi (1784–1863) and published to mark the wedding of Beatrice Archinto and Emilio Altieri, Prince of Oriolo and Viano. Vallardi offers a brief survey of the life and writings of Lapini, and copious notes on the text.

In all, sixty-six copies were printed, in both quarto and octavo formats; of this version (in carta distinta levigata, in quarto), only twenty-five were issued.

OCLC records three locations outside Italy, at Manchester, Illinois, and the BnF.

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