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Il Pastor Fido, Tragicommedia Pastorale: Ora in questa nuova impressione di bellissime figure in rame ornato

Guarini, Battista

Published by Appresso Lodovico Elzevier, Amsterdam, 1640
Condition: Very Good Plus
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Book. 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall. 285 pp. Engraved title page + 3 additional full page engraved plates, with names of characters written underneath figures. Early miniature illustrated book version of Guarini's 1590 pastoral masterpiece, which is also one of the cornerstones of the Italian canon. The book measures 3.5 by 2 inches, or 8.5 by 5 cm. Printing possibly by Willem Blaeu of Elzevier. Final pages have worm hole, which diminishes to pinhole sized loss on text pages in two-thirds of leaves in lower margin. On a few leaves loss of a few letters but text remains readable. Other than this leaves are clean. Period vellum has some wear, blistering and limpness. Still an asset to the book. New attractive endpapers. Bookseller Inventory # 001244

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Title: Il Pastor Fido, Tragicommedia Pastorale: Ora...

Publisher: Appresso Lodovico Elzevier, Amsterdam

Publication Date: 1640

Binding: Vellum

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

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