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Il perfetto scrittore

Rome: Giovanni Francesco Cresci, 1570


Early ownership inscriptions front and rear preliminary leaves; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, April 8, 1948.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund


Place of Publication

Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 5187; Bonacini 426-27; Becker 24

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts [first part] and 23 engravings and 46 woodcuts [second part]


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books