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GAMBARA Veronica – Rime e lettere – 1759


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GAMBARA Veronica – Rime e lettere di Veronica Gambara raccolte da Felice Rizzardi – 1759. In Brescia dalle Stampe di Giammaria Rizzardi. Full vellum with gilded titles on the spine, fore-edges sprinkled in red; octavo, 21,8 cm; pp. (2b) + LXXXV + (1b) + (1) + (1b) + 298 + (1) + (3b); old private library stamps on the title page and on page 95, very slight blooms, more than a good and fresh copy overall. Beautiful allegoric copper plate engraved by Domenico Cagnoni based on a design by Francesco Savani at the frontispiece, small illustration also engraved by Cagnoni on the title page, Gambara’s coat of arms in copper at the beginning of the dedication, text also in italics, engraved initials, portrait of the Author also by Cagnoni on a drawing by Savani preceding her life written by Baldassarre Camillo Zamboni after page XXIV, Gambara’s family tree (somewhat worn) folded out of text at the end of the annotations, another full-page copper engraving by Cagnoni depicting Gambara in the act of composing a letter to Cardinal Bembo, accompanied by putti, Rizzardi’s copper engraved mark at the end of the volume. Beautiful eighteenth-century edition of the famous Brescian poet of the ‘500, in a particularly elegant typographic dress