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Boccaccio’s Genealogiae Deorum Gentilium, 1494:
BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. GENEAOLOGIA IOANNIS BOCCATII: cum demonstrationibus in formis arborum designatis. Eiusdem de montibus & sylvis. de fontibus: Iacubus: & fluminibus. Acetiam de stagnis & paludibus: necnon & de maribus: seu diuertis maris nominibus. Venice: Bonetum Locatellum for Octavium Scotus, 7th March, 1494. 4to (12″ x 8 1/4″). Leather spine, label, raised bands and gilt label, with faux woodgrained paper over boards. There is a total of 12 full-page woodcuts of genealogical trees, and ornamental woodcut initial letters throughout. Printers woodcut device on last page. The binding is in Poor condition; the covers are partially detached and very little of the leather remains on the spine (signatures are visible). The extremeties of the boards are worn, the laid on paper scratched and worn. Wormholes in the cover and first several pages. The leaves are overall Very Good; with light spotting, toning, soiling throughout. There is dampstaining at the bottom inner corners that extends through the entire work. One page with old marginalia. Free endpaper with early 20th century owner’s name.