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GELLI, Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) (1498-1563)

I capricci del bottaio di Giovanbatista Gelli accademico fiorentino. Ristampati nuovamente con alcuni che vi mancavano.

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Venice : Giovita Rapirio, 1550. Duodecimo (150 x 100 mm), recent panelled calf binding sympathetic to the style of the period; marbled edges; ff. 91; title leaf with wood-engraved printer’s device, historiated initials; fore-edge margins with occasional foxing and browning,

‘Giambattista Gelli (1498–1563) was a Florentine man of letters, from an artisan background. Gelli was a shoemaker, and he used to publish dialogues. He is known for his works of the 1540s, Capricci del bottaio and La Circe, which are ethical and philosophical dialogues. Other works were the plays La sporta (1543) and L’errore (1556). He became a member of the Accademia degli Umidi on 25 December 1540.’ (Wiki.)