1650 Rare Italian Book - IL PASTOR FIDO by Giovanni Battista Guarini illustrated.
Author: Giovanni Battista Guarini.
Title: IL PASTOR FIDO, Tragicomedia Pastorale Del Sig Cavalier Battista Guarini Ora in questa nouva impressione di bellisime Figure in Rame ornato con licenza de Superiori. (With) AMINTA Favola Boschereccia Del Sig Torquato Tasso.
Language: Text in Italian.
Publisher: In Roma, Appresso Filippo de'Rossi, no date (1650).
Size: small 4.5 " X 2.5 ".
Pages: 300 pages.
Binding: Very good original full calf leather binding (hinges fine, minor wear and scuffing - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrated: Complete with the illustrated title page and the 11 beautiful full-page illustrations.
Estimate: (USD 400 - USD 500)
The book: A rare and sought-after early edition of IL PASTOR FIDO - Giovanni Battista Guarini's celebrated pastoral drama. This literary masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, filled with courtly intrigue and rustic romance, has been admired for its poetic beauty and complexity.
The author: Giovanni Battista Guarini (10 December 1538 – 7 October 1612) was an Italian poet, dramatist, and diplomat. His most notable work, Il pastor fido, had its first dramatic representation in honor of the nuptials of the Duke of Savoy and Catharine of Austria in 1585 (published in 1590 in Venice; 20th rev. ed., 1602, Venice; Eng. trans. The Faithful Shepherd, 1647). This play, a pastoral tragicomedy about the loves and fates of shepherds and hunters, polished in style, was translated into many languages and became popular during the 17th century. It set the pattern for a code of refinement and gallantry that lasted until the late 18th century.
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