Teatro del Sig. Marchese Scipione Maffei cio? la tragedia la comedia e il drama non pi? stampato.: ...

Teatro del Sig. Marchese Scipione Maffei cio? la tragedia la comedia e il drama non pi? stampato.

Maffei, Francesco Scipione.

Published by Gio. Alberto Tumermani, Verona, 1730
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First edition. Francesco and Andrea Zucchi were responsible for the copperplate engraving for this work: The title-page bears a copperplate vignette, with four other copperplate vignettes and one decorated capital present as well as the oversized, folding plate. Giulio Cesare Becelli edited and introduced this collection of Maffei's plays, providing what Gamba calls "tre erudite prefazioni." The author was an archeologist and man of letters whose tragedy Merope (present here) achieved enormous popularity in not only his native Italy but also almost every country where translations appeared, including France, England, Germany, and Holland. 8vo (19.7 cm, 7.75"). xli, [3], 281, [1] pp.; 1 fold. plt., illus. Gamba 2323; not in Brunet. Contemporary vellum over paste boards, outer edges yapp, spine with hand-inked title; vellum torn and partially lost over lower edge of front cover, with signs of wear and small spots of staining elsewhere. Ex-library, front pastedown with Italian institutional bookplate; yet volume otherwise free of markings. Title-page verso with affixed scrap of paper. Intermittently occurring light dampstaining in upper margins; otherwise clean. Bookseller Inventory # 17693

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Title: Teatro del Sig. Marchese Scipione Maffei cio...

Publisher: Gio. Alberto Tumermani, Verona

Publication Date: 1730

Edition: 1st Edition

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