Le storie della citta di Firenze… Doue con tutte particolarità, che si possono disiderare si contiene cio che dall’anno 1494. fino all’anno 1531. è successo. Con la Tauola della cose Notabili, e co’ Sommari à ciascun libro[.] Aggiuntoui vn’istruzione per leggere le storie ordinatamente
Florence, Bartolomeo Sermartelli, 1584
Second edition of Nardi’s chief work, an account of the previous century of Florentine history from the standpoint of the defeated Savonarolian republicans. The first edition had been published in Lyon, in 1582, and this reprint is testimony to the new freedom of speech then prevailing in Florence, and extended by Ferdinando I. Our copy has on its title-page the black ink ownership stamp of an unidentified member of the Martelli family of Florence; the family’s exlibris is pasted to an endpaper. The copy presumably was supplied directly by the printer, Bartolomeo de’ Libri (Bartolomeo Sermartelli), who for commercial reasons had adopted the name of his patrons, the Martelli family.