Imprese illustri di diversi. Parte prima [-terza].Venice, Francesco Ziletti,

CAMILLI Camillo (1586.)


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Engraved architectural border for each part and 108 emblematic engravings by Girolamo Porro, who is cited on the title-page.

Sm 4to (200 x 140). 3 parts in two vols. [4]. 182pp. (lacking final blank); 95pp.; 56pp. 19th century Italian vellum over paste-boards, flat spines decorated in gilt, brown morocco labels.

First edition of this fine book of imprese where Porro's perfectly executed devices and mottoes, each within a different ornamental border, are followed by the thorough iconographic analysis of the poet Camillo (d. 1615). The dedication is to Ferdinando de' Medici. "Il Porro non esegui opera piu bella e piu de questa elegante" (Cicognara).

Provenance: bookplate of Gianni Boccoli.

A few leaves browned, small wormhole to blank outer margins, but generally a fresh copy.

Praz p. 296. Mortimer Italian no. 99. Cicognara 1870.

Stock Code: 39791

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