BOCCALINI Traiano – De’ Ragguagli Di Parnaso – 1612 / 1615

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BOCCALINI Traiano – De’ Ragguagli Di Parnaso di Traiano Boccalini romano. Centuria Prima. All’Illustriss. et Reverendiss. Sig. Cardinal Borghesi. Con Privilegij di molti Principi d’Italia, e fuor d’Italia della Maestà Christianissima. / Centuria Seconda. All’Illustriss. et Reverendiss. Sig. Cardinal Caetano. Co i Privilegi di tutti i Potentati d’Italia, e fuor d’Italia della Maestà Christianissima. (BOUND WITH:) / Pietra del Paragone politico tratta dal Monte Parnaso. Dove si toccano i governi delle maggiori Monarchiee dell’Universo. Di Traiano Boccalini – 1612 / 1615. In Venetia, appresso Pietro Farri / In Venetia, appresso Barezzo Barezzi / Impresso in Cormopoli (but Venice) per Giorgio Teler. Full rigid vellum with gilt and framed in double fillet title on leather label applied to the spine; quarto, 21 cm; 3 tomes bound in 2 volumes; pp. (2b) + (18) + (2b) + 478 + (2b) + (40) + (2b), (2b) + (20) + 453 + (3b) + (19) + (3b), (2b ) + (74) + (4b); slight halos in the first tome, Pietra del Paragone a little loose (as it is bound only at the endpaper of the second tome), but more than a good, very fresh copy. Title pages of the Ragguagli with each their own letterpress engraved on wood, beautiful initials, heads and endings in woodcut in the text, the Pietra del Paragone in a much more anonymous and spartan editorial capacity. Interesting political essay on Italy, with mythological references, here in the first edition, consisting of the two centuries and the third, published (posthumously) under the name of Pietra del Paragone Politico. There are numerous references and mentions of many literary and political figures