Item #10507 Il Diamerone. Valerio Marcellino.
Il Diamerone.

Il Diamerone.

Venice, G. Giolito 1564.

4to. [xlviii], 138, [4]p. A woodcut Giolito device on the final verso, other woodcut ornaments and a different Giolito device on the title.

Contemporary limp vellum (soiled, small lacunae), contemporary manuscript spine title, remnants of four pigskin ties.

Only Edition, first issue. The main work is a dialog on death with a dozen speakers — including Bernardo Tasso, Sperone Speroni and Dionigi Atanagi — who gather in Venetian noble Domenico Venier’s palace. The opening essay, written when Marcellino was twenty, advocates the use of Italian over Latin and stresses the former’s felicity and flexibility. In good condition (blank marginal worming to final two leaves), ink sketch on the rear pastedown.
¶Gamba, Serie dei testi di lingua 1508; Bongi, Annali di Gabriel Giolito de’ Ferrari II: 202-3; EDIT16 CNCE 26455.

Item #10507

Price: $950.00