4 UNIFORMLY BOUND WORKS IN FULL CALF WITH WONDERFUL ENDPAPERS
GUARINI, Giovanni Battista. TASSONI, Alessandro. TASSO, Torquato. ~ Pastor Fido; La Secchia Rapita; La Sette Giornate del Mondo Creato; Aminta Favola Boscareccia.
London Sold in Livorno: GIO. TOM.o MASI e Comp 1778; 1779; 1780 & 1780
4 volumes, 6 inches tall. 4 uniformly bound volumes of 16th and early 17th century Italian poetry, in the original Italian. Stunning full cat's paw calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and red labels. Speckled pink edges. As was the fashion at the time, the marbled endpapers are just on the paste down and not free, they vary in colour and style and have a wonderful look. Engraved frontispieces and many further full page engravings. Stain to the corner of the fist few leaves of 'Mondo Creato'. A delightful collection.