[DANTE Alighieri (1265-1321)]. Sonetti e' Canzoni di diversi antichi autori Toscani in dieci libri raccolte. Florence: heirs of Filippo Giunta, July 1527.
Small 8vo (152 x 95 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title-page and verso of final leaf. (Lacking q8, some light spotting or browning, minor dampstain to outer margin of a few leaves.) Modern green crushed levant (some light wear). Second and most complete edition of this 14th-century collection of Italian poets, including the first edition of Dante's Canzoniere, and edited by Bernardo Giunta and others. From the personal Fable collection of Kenneth McKenzie (see Kenneth McKenzie, "Some Remarks on a Fable Collection," Princeton University Library Chronicle, Vol.4, June 1944). EXTREMELY RARE: according to online sale records, only two copies of this work have appeared on the market at auction in the last 35 years. Adams T-1213.
Estimate $ 1,000-2,000
Provenance: Cesaris Quirone? (early signature on title-page); A.S. (manuscript initials on title-page): Kenneth McKenzie (1870-1949) American Professor and Italian Literature scholar (signature and bookplate).