27 - 28 June 2006
VERDIZOTTI, Giovanni Mario (1525-1600). Dell'Aspramonte poema heroico. Venice: Guerra, 1594.
4o (212 x 154 mm). Title within historiated woodcut border with a small view of Venice, woodcut illustration in text. Venetian gold-tooled reddish brown morocco over paste boards, gilt and blind fillet border around an arabesque outline design of solid and open foliate tools, some filled with pointellé tooling (light rubbing to edges and corners, light wear to spine ends). Provenance: purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 27 June 1958.
FIRST EDITON. Verdizotti is best known for his Cento Favole morali. Brunet V:1131.
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