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Lot 43: Fête.- Ferrara.- Argenti (Agostino) Cavalerie della Citta di Ferrara, 1566.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day One

by Forum Auctions

15 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Fête.- Ferrara.- [Argenti (Agostino)] Cavalerie della Citta di Ferrara. Che contengo il castello di Gorgoferusa. Il Monte di Feronia. Et Il Tempio d'Amore., collation: [*]2 A-O4, ✠4 A-Z, ✠, ✠✠4, 2 parts in 1, Roman type, woodcut historiated initials and head-pieces, some staining, heavier to preliminaries, occasional spotting, 18th century calf-backed vellum boards, rebacked, preserving original wormed backstrip, rubbed, 4to (225 x 156mm.), [Ferrara], [Francesco Rossi], [second title dated 1566]. ⁂ First edition of this account of the Tempio d'Amore, which was an elaborate spectacle performed at the court of Ferrara on 11th December as part of the wedding celebrations of Duke Alfonso d'Este and Princess Barbara of Austria. It includes much on the participants, the staging and the libretti. Ferrara was known as something of a centre for this type of entertainment, which used spectacular scenery, elaborate machinery and 'special effects', and incorporated singing and dancing in performances. Literature: Adams F265; Cicognara 1376; Ruggieri 714; EDIT 16 CNCE 10442.

Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History

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