London, South Kensington
2 June 1998
CHIABRERA, Gabriello. Per li giocatori di pallone in Firenze, l'estate de l'anno 1619. Florence: Zanobi Pignoni, 1619.
4°, 4 leaves the last blank. Woodcut title device and opening historiated initial. (Small repair to outer margin of title.) Recent marbled boards backed in red calf, spine titled and dated in gilt. Provenance: Piero Ginori Conti (bookplate and crest to spine).
FIRST EDITION. In verse. Chiabrera was a celebrated poet whose Canzoni were published in 3 volumes, 1586-88. In 1615, he published Firenze dedicated to Cosimo III. Parenti p. 155.
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