1768 Rare Italian Book - IL PASTOR FIDO by Giovanni Battista Guarini illustrated by Cochin.
Author: Giovanni Battista Guarini.
Title: Il Pastor Fido, tragicom. pastor. del Cav. Guarini
Language : Text in Italian.
Publisher: In Parigi [Paris], Apresso Prauls [Prault], 1768.
Size: 6 " X 3.5 ".
Pages : viii-328 pages.
Binding: Good original full calf leather binding (hinges cracked but still tight - as shown, overall worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrated: Complete with the illustrated title page, the author portrait, and the 6 beautiful vignettes by Charles-Nicolas Cochin.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 400)
The book: Very nice 18th-century Italian edition of Il Pastor Fido illustrated by Cochin.
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.
The illustrator: Charles-Nicolas Cochin (22 February 1715 – 29 April 1790) was a French engraver, designer, writer, and art critic. To distinguish him from his father of the same name, he is variously called Charles-Nicolas Cochin le Jeune (the Younger), Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (the son), or Charles-Nicolas Cochin II.
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