London, South Kensington
2 June 1998
STENTATO, Sere (pseudonym). [i.e. Giulio LANDI.] Formaggiata. [Piacenza: per Ser Grassino formaggiaro, 1542.]
Small 8° in 4's. (Repaired tear at upper margin of title, slightly affecting heading on title verso, final colophon leaf also with closed tear.) Later 19th-century citron morocco, gilt fillets and central arabesque to sides, spine with raised bands lettered and dated in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, g.e. Provenance: Bookplate with "V.d.G." monogram.
FIRST EDITION. "Di leggendaria rarita" (pencil note to front blank). BL STC Italian p. 647; Westbury Catalogue, p. 105. Not in Simon or Vicaire.
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