Roma: Dalla Tip. R. C. A.; Presso I Salviucci, 1845. First edition. Hardcover. 12mo. 198,(2)pp. Lo-Cicero was a Theologian and a Director of the Third Order of St. Francis. The bulk of the beautiful Italian poems in this volume are sonnets and canticles. The author's dedication to the Duke of Sirmio is dated November, 1845. An edition was published in 1846 in Palermo.
Bound in an exquisite mid-19th century Italian binding of scarlet glazed calf. The boards are tooled in a luxurious border of gilt leaf and floret tools with onlays in black and buff. A central lozenge formed mainly of acanthus leaf tools surrounds a black onlay with smaller gilt tooling. The spine is in a single compartment with similar lavish gilt, this time forming a vase of flowers enclosing the title. The binding edges are tooled with a gilt roll of leaves and lines. All edges are gilt. The endpapers are of a pale lime green watered silk. This beautiful example of the binding art is unsigned.
Traces of rubbing and slight loss to the onlays, neat inscription in Latin on the reverse of the free endpaper, else this is a fine copy.
. Fine. Item #21069