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Tiraboschi, Giovanni Carlo (1746-1818).

La Famiglia Cavalcabò ossia Notizie storiche intorno alla medesima raccolte dal nobile signor conte d. Giovan Carlo Tiraboschi canonico prevosto della cattedrale di Cremona.

Tiraboschi, Giovanni Carlo (1746-1818). La Famiglia Cavalcabò ossia Notizie storiche intorno alla medesima raccolte dal nobile signor conte d. Giovan Carlo Tiraboschi canonico prevosto della cattedrale di Cremona. Cremona, Giuseppe Feraboli, 1814.

8° (191x114 mm). Printed on blue paper. [4], 260 pages. Woodcut headpiece on page 1. Contemporary green morocco. Covers framed within gilt fillet and narrow frieze. Smooth spine, divided into compartments by double gilt fillet, and decorated with floral tools; title in gold on honey morocco lettering-piece. Board edges decorated with gilt diagonal fillets, marbled pastedowns and flyleaves, green silk bookmark. Yellow edges.A few minor scratches to the covers, corners bumped. A very good copy, printed on thick paper. Some leaves slightly discoloured. The front marbled flyleaf detached at the lower gutter.

The only recorded copy printed on carta turchina of this authoritative treatise entirely devoted to the prominent and ancient Cavalcabò family from Cremona, the history of which is recounted here by the learned canon Tiraboschi, who traces it back to its medieval origins.

The edition was issued from the press of Giuseppe Feraboli, who was also active in Cremona as ‘stampatore vescovile'. The volume opens with Tiraboschi's brief address to the Nobili Signori of the Cavalcabò family who, the author states, provided numerous documentary sources, and may therefore have been the recipients of this copy issued on thick paper, and handsomely bound in green morocco.

F. Schizzi, Breve elogio storico del canonico proposto Conte G. Carlo Tiraboschi, Cremona 1818 (mentioning this work on p. 59).