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Lot 980: CARO, A. Apologia degli academici di Banchi di Roma, contra M. Lodovico Cas
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
CARO, A. Apologia degli academici di Banchi di Roma, contra M. Lodovico Castelvetro da Modena. (Parma, S. Viotto, 1558). 268, (16) pp. W. woodcut vign. on ti. and woodcut printer's mark of a grazing unicorn at the end. 4°. Old gilt dec. hcf. (Some wormholes in spines, corners bumped/a bit dam., upper outer corner stained in places). Scarce. Contains the author's rebuttal of Lodovico Castelvetro's attack on his poetry, which was part of one of the most celebrated literary quarrels of the Renaissance. Caro eventually emerged victorious in the battle. - First edition. Adams, C-739.
Estimated Price: € 240