The Dedication HasNOT Been Removed — The Folio EXTRA Format
(A BIG BODONI). Longinus. [title in Greek, romanized as] Dionysiou Logginou [sic] peri hypsous. Parmae: In Aedibus Palatinos Typis Bodonianis, 1793. Folio extra (43 cm, 17").  f., xxviii, 113, [1 (blank)] pp.; [1 (blank)] f.,  f., 89, [1 (blank)] pp. Lacks the initial blank and final blank.
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One of only two Bodoni editions of De Sublimitate, the other being the 1793 printing in quarto format. It is printed on laid paper with a Latin translation following the Greek text, each with a separate title.
Brooks reports “Copie 15 in carta sopraffina e 15 in carta d’Anonnay.” Brunet says the dedication to the pope “a été supprimée dans beaucoup d’exemplaires”; it is present here.
Binding: Contemporary navy morocco, spine with six raised bands — an ornate gilt fleuron decoration in five compartments and gilt lettering in two. The covers are decorated with a gilt center panel of rectilinear and curved tooling that is framed by a thicker blind-tooled and a single-ruled gilt border. The board edges are tooled with a gilt double fillet and the turn-ins with a lacy gilt tulip-like motif. All edges are gilt, endpapers marbled. A lovely, solid binding.
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Provenance: On the front pastedown, the bookplate of Brian Douglas Stilwell.
Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only four U.S. libraries reporting ownership of this edition (Harvard, Kansas, University of Texas-HRHRC, Princeton Theological).
Brooks 507; Giani 44 (pp. 47–48). Binding as above, rubbing to extremities and to spine/joints; somewhat noticeable scrape to length of front board and bump to bottom edge, very small spot of discoloration to top edge of front board, small scrape to rear board and rubbing to fore-edge. Without the initial and final blanks (i.e., two blank leaves total). Provenance marks as above; occasional light foxing to leaves, interior otherwise in very nice condition. (40159)
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