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Panvinio (Onofrio) (Onuphrius Panvinius)
De Ludis Circensibus, Libri II. De Triumphis, Liber Unus...cum notis Ioannis Argoli I.V.D. et Additamento Nicolai Pinelli I.C. Ad Illustrissimum D.D. Iacobum Lindenov. 1642, Padua, P. Frambotti, folio (370 x 255mm), second edition: engraved illustrated title page, dedication to Lindenov with engraved portrait of Panvinio, biography of the author, Preface, Index and list of plates [in total pp. xviii], pp.148, plus 29 folding etched plates illustrating classical Roman coins, buildings, antiquities etc., and games and triumphal processions at the circuses of Rome, Pompeii and Constantinople.
Engraved headpiece of a chariot race, woodcut vignettes and decorated initials throughout. With pp. 129 commentary by Joannes Argolus bound in (separate pagination), his portrait to verso of separate title. Includes an appendix by Pinelli and pp. 3 supplementary index at rear. Dampstaining to fore edge of some leaves, otherwise contents and plates good. Bumped and scuffed c.1800 half calf binding over marbled boards, both covers and f.f.e.ps and half title (bearing early ownership mss. monogram) detached, and spine decayed. With the bookplate of Maurice B. Worms.
The Augustinian monk Onofrio Panvinio (1529 - 1568) was an antiquarian from Verona who penned the sequel to Platina's Life of the Popes and many treatises on Roman history. He served as librarian to the Vatican under Pope Pius IV.