Writing manual by Giovanni Battista Palatino ca. Giovambattista Palatino cittadino romano: nel qual sinsegna a` scriuere ogni sorte lettera, antica, & moderna di qualunque natione... Printed in 1556 (dated in colophon) Leather bound. Size 5 1/4 by 8 WEAR.
TITLE PAGE AND SOME PAGES ARE DETACHED. Giovanbattista Palatino was a native of Rossano in Calabria, who afterwards acquired Roman citizenship.Little is so far known of his life, beyond what is to be inferred from his works. He was one of the most deservedly popular and one of the most accomplished and versatile of Renaissance scribes. He was prominent in the intellectual circles of his time, and appears to have been on terms of friendship with Claudio Tolomei, Dionisio Atanagi, and Girolamo Ruscelli. He was Secretary of the Academia dei Sdegnati, founded during the pontification of Paull III by Tolomei and others. According to a document by A. Bertolotti Palatino was associated with G. Romano in cutting the inscription which adorns the Porta del Popolo in Rome. Signature: A Catalog of Italian Writing Books of the Sixteenth Century, A. Please see my other auctions Thank You. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "1556 WRITING MANUAL by GIOVANNI BATTISTA PALANTINO antique RARE" is in sale since Thursday, June 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "motka1" and is located in New Hope, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.