Coloniae Vbiorum (Cologne): Cholini, 1600.
Later Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Item #046554
Contemporary full pigskin, soiled and stained but sound. A few private library marks, old names crossed out on title, signatures to front blank, modest browning to text block with scattered minor wear and worming to margins, mispgination neatly corrected;generally quite clean overall with in text portraits throughout. (8), 532, (16), 83pp, blanks intact.
Platina's history of the popes, first printed in 1479. He was also the author of the first printed cookbook, a collection of recipes from Martino di Como (1475). His description of events in the Vitis Pontificum around the 1456 appearance of Halley's comet during the reign of Pope Callixtus III gave rise to the persistent tale that the comet was excommunicated. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 046554.