Auction 408 / Lot n° 2348

GUARINI, Battista (1538-1612) - Il Pastor Fido, tragicommedia pastorale. Venice: Giovanni Battista Ciotti, 1602. Fine copy with good margins of the first illustrated edition. 2 parts in one volume, 4to (200 x 144mm). Frontispiece within elaborate border, portrait by Lukas Kilian and 6 plates by F. Valesio, all engraved, woodcut device on title of Compendio which is dated 1601 as in the first version (occasional spotting and some waterstaining). Slightly later vellum, manuscript title on spine, speckeld edges. Copies are often without the Compendio Gamba, 556; Piantanida, IV, 4076: "Questa edizione fu a ragione giudicata dal Crescimbene come la migliore di tutte"; Brunet, II, 1775: "Edition estimée et peu commune".

Estimate 300.00 - 500.00€