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[A GENOESE BINDING]. Gavotti, Giovanni Lorenzo Federico. Sogni Di D. Giovanni Lorenzo Federico Gavotti.

  • £300.00

Genova i.e. Genoa: Presso G.Bonaudo Stampatore e Libraio, 1813.
8vo, 17.5cm, [xvi], 239, [1 blank], errata p., engraved title device of flowers and foliage. Attractive ribbed red morocco (light rubbing to extremities), gilt spine compartments with central teasel-like seedhead & foliage and divisional border of connected alternating square “S” and reversed S motifs (light sunning; a few small worm holes to head and tail compartments), boards alike with gily foliage roll outer border with gilt flower corner ornaments and a central gilt sunflower device.

A beautifully bound example of this Ligurian verse by Sassellian church Father and rhetoric teacher, Abate Giovanni Gavotti. His poetry ranges from poetic reflections on nature, life, mythology, poetry and friendship. He extended the range of his “Sogni” over some dozen years after this work and published a large three volume work of them in 1830. A very good copy.
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