Bergamo, C. Ventura “1614” [but 1594].
4to. [iv], 58p. A mottoed woodcut Ventura title device.
19th-century stiff marbled boards (paper spine reinforcement), manuscript spine title.
ALBASIO, Orazio. fl. 1593-1594.
De Serenissima Gente Farnesia Epigrammata. Bergamo, C. Ventura 1593. 4to. [iv], p. A different woodcut Ventura title device.
Ad I: Only Edition of these four humanist essays, two on education and the others on law and happiness. The first treats the instruction of youth, physical exercise, food, drink, sleep, mental and physical self-discipline and citizenship. The second takes up the liberal arts. The third praises the study of law, and the final piece addresses man’s fate. There are two issues, one with the title dated 1614 (MDCXIIII) and the other 1594 (MDXCIIII). As Orations and Epigrams share the same paper stock, the earlier date must be the correct one. Light foxing, a few pale stains, pen trails on the final verso.
¶EDIT16 CNCE 77711 (one copy).
Ad II: Only Edition of these thirteen poems on various members of the Farnese family. Lower inner corners slightly defective.
¶EDIT16 CNCE 633.