HOMER. L'Odissea. Girolamo Bacelli, translator. Florence: Apresso il Sermartelli, 1582.
12mo (160 x 100 mm). Title printed within woodcut borders, woodcut initials, woodcut printer's device on final leaf. (Lacking leaves Tt5-8, wormtrack to ca 24 leaves affecting headline, some browning and staining throughout.) Contemporary vellum, spine hand-lettered (stained). Provenance: University of Chicago Library (bookplate, withdrawal stamp).
FIRST EDITION of the first Italian translation of Homer's Odyssey. Bacelli, the translator, was a member of the Accademia Fiorentina, Florence's philosophical and literary academy during the Renaissance.
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