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Florence: Nella Stamperia di Giorgio Marescotti, 1579-1580. [The colophon is dated Florence, 1579, but the dedication to Francesco de Medici, is dated April 15, 1580.] 8vo, 1/2 vellum and purple boards, inked title on spine. Buoninsegni was a Florentine patrician, merchant and historian. Politically he held some of the city's most important offices and was a member of the broader circle of the early Medici regime. He spent the last ten years of his life completing this Historia Florentine; he died in Florence in March of 1466. The history existed in manuscript form until this publication in 9 volumes between 1579-1637. The first seven books were published by G. Marescotti in Florence in 1580 and the last two by GB Landini in Florence in 1637. This volume consists of the first four books, bound as one volume. Good. Several inked signatures and notations inside front cover, end papers. Small bookplate inside front cover. The original title page is missing and is replaced by a handwritten, inked annotation dated Torino, 1861. Interior is clean, tight, and bright with no foxing at all.