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EXCESSIVELY SCARCE EDITION OF TASSO'S AMINTA, PRINTED IN CESENA

ONLY 3 KNOWN COPIES, ALL IN ITALY.

Tasso, Torquato. Aminta fauola boscareccia del signor Torquato Tasso. Di nuouo stampata, & con ogni diligenza corretta. Cesena: per Francesco Rauerij, 1600.

12mo (128x72 mm), modern paperboards, pp. 77, [7].

Excessively scarce edition of Tasso's Aminta, published in Cesena by Francesco Raverio, that printed very few edition.

Aminta is a play written by Torquato Tasso in 1573, represented during a garden party at the court of Ferrara. Both the actors and the public were noble persons living at the Court, who could understand subtle allusions the poet made to that style of life, in contrast with the life of shepherds, represented in an idyllic way.
The text is written in hendecasyllabic and septenary verses; it is divided into five acts.
The play has a pastoral theme, and is set in the time of Alexander the Great. The characters are shepherds and nymphs.

Francesco Raverio was a typographer active in Cesena from 1590, son of brother of Bartolomeo. In 1614 his press was inherited by Tommaso Faberi, his apprentice and son of his sister-in-law.

References: Not in Adams. Not in OCLC. Cnce, 38154 (only 3 copies). Apparently only 3 extant copies worldwide.

Condition

Pin wormholes (restored) throughout the book.

Starting Bid

€150.00

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[Pastoral Poetry] Tasso, Aminta, 1600

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