Dolce, Lodovico. Dialogo di M. Ludovico Dolce nel Quale si Ragiona del Modo di Accrescere, & Conseruar La Memoria. [1586].

Dolce, Lodovico. Dialogo di M. Ludovico Dolce nel Quale si Ragiona del Modo di Accrescere, & Conseruar La Memoria. Venice: Giouanbattista Sessa, & fratelli, 1586. Sm 8vo. Text in Italian. Woodcut illustration at title, 119pp., 23 woodcut illustrations, 14 being full page. Bound in late 19th century dark red morocco, ribbon, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, intricately designed gilt dentelles, A.e.g. Previous owner’s name at ffe stating this was purchased at auction on Dec. 5, 1814 from Leigh & Sothebys. Woodcut on page 35 illustrates several shopkeepers in town, including a Bovicida, a Bellator, and a Bibliopoia, the first known depiction of a Bookstore. Quite Rare.