Auction 423 / Lot n° 543

BOSSI, Girolamo (ca. 1540-ca. 1574) - I primi cinque canti d'Heliodoro. Milan: Giovann' Antonio Borgio, 1557. First edition of this work dealing with the love story between Eliodoro, young prince of Austria, and Marfisa, precursors of the Hapsburg House. 4to (190 x 140mm). Printer's device on frontispiece and at the end, 5 woodcut initials (browning and spotting in the frontispiece, some stains in the margins, on B3-B4 heavy stain in the text, waterstaining). Calf, red edges (rubbed, spine lightly chipped, front panel waterstained). Provenance: manuscript annotations on K4 "Gio. Battista [..] possessore di questo libro", another annotation on χ1 verso.

Auction: 23 May 2018 at 15:30

Estimate € 500 - 800