Cento favole morali de i piu illustri antichi, & moderni autori Greci, & Latini

No Thumbnail Available
Authors
Verdizotti, Giovanni Mario
Issue Date
1599
Type
Language
Keywords
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Alternative Title
Abstract
It is such a pleasure to include another sixteenth-century book in the collection! 253 pages plus l1 pages of T of C at the end. Page numbering is confused between 219 and 227. Bodemann #42.3 lists for this 1599 edition a different publisher, Alessandro de Vecchi. She also lists Verdizotti as #43, not #42, in the “Author Index.” PRBM writes of the book: “Scarce, charmingly petite edition of Italian artist and writer Verdizotti’s popular collection of illustrated fables taken from classical sources, here with one hundred in-text woodcuts, one for each fable. These cuts are based on his earlier designs, sometimes said to have been inspired by his friend Titian. The text is printed in single columns using italic type for the fables, with morals printed in roman; decorative initials and endpieces complete the work.” The first edition was in 1570. This edition is uncommon. Apparently only one other copy is known in the USA. I agree that the illustrations are wonderful! And, my, the paper is thin! Among the better illustrations, I will mention SW (58); BC (91); SS (97); WC (141); TMCM (144); FG (157); FC (159); WL (186); and DLS (194). Watch out also for “Horse and Stag” (109); “Wolf Become Shepherd” (115); “Carter in the Mud” (140); “The Fat Fox” (169); and “Lion in Love” (220). There is a poorly executed illustration of a leopard on 123.
Description
Citation
Publisher
Sebastian Combi
License
Journal
Volume
Issue
PubMed ID
DOI
ISSN
EISSN
Collections