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Florios second frutes, to be gathered of twelue trees, of diuers but delightsome tastes to the tongues of Italians and Englishmen. To which is annexed his Gardine of recreation yeelding six thousand Italian prouerbs.

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    SR - 96/

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    [12], 205, [3]; [8], 48, 85-217, [3] p. ; 4°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: Printer's name from STC. In two parts. Part 1, Florios second frutes, has Italian and English on facing pages. Part 2, Giardino di ricreatione, an alphabetical listing of proverbs in Italian only, has separate dated title page, pagination, and register. Part 2 = STC 11100. Colophon reads: Finito di stampare in Londra, apresso Thomaso Woodcock, l'vltimo di Aprile. 1591. The last leaf is blank. Signatures: A4 *² B-2D4, ²A-2A4. [superscript2]2A4 blank; O4 damaged at lower margin corner; quire Y slightly damaged at lower inner margin and foredge; signatures: 2B2 signed "2A2 UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 11097 STC (2nd ed.), 11100 Pforzheimer, 377 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1952, 1953. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm (Early English books, 1475-1640; 508:08, 540:03). Ownership and custodial history: Purchased Sotheby's 11 July 1996, Lot 106 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: C18th calf; both boards blind decorated; spine gilt with red morocco label UK-SuSCL