Regole Grammaticali della Volgar Lingua, di Messer Francesco Fortunio.
Venice: The Sons of Aldus,
This is the second Aldine edition of the first treatise on Italian grammar, authored by Francesco Fortunio (ca. 1470–1517). The volume was bound by Ridge & Storr of Grantham in green goatskin for Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773–1831) of Syston Park, with the iconic Aldine device stamped in gilt on both covers, as usual for Syston Park bindings. With the later bookplate of Henry William Poor (1844–1915), a Wall Street stockbroker whose family firm eventually became Standard & Poor’s.
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.