36mo (84 x 53 mm.), pp. viii, 229; large paper copy, entirely uncut; 19th century vellum over paste boards, spine with two gilt lettered black morocco label
US $819 €699
Added to your basket:
A scarce Miniature Book. “One of the typographical wonders and an unsurpassed feat as far as minuteness and beauty of type is concerned” (Spielmann 201).
“Édition imprimée avec les caractères microscopiques de H. Didot; elle est d'un format plus exigu encore que l'édition de Sédan et que celle de Pickering” (Brunet III, 324).
You may also be interested in...
TEMPESTA’S ENGRAVINGS CYCLE TASSO, Torquato.
Il Goffredo overo Gierusalemme liberata del sig. Torquato Tasso. Con le figure intagliate in rame dal Tempesta.
Attractive copy of the 1657 illustrated pocket Gerusalemme Liberata, reprinting the successful Rome edition of 1607. It includes Tasso’s Allegoria del poema, printed as introduction to the poem, and is enlivened throughout by one of the famous cycles of engravings produced by Tempesta.
Achilles. An Opera. As it is perform’d at the Theatre-Royal in Covent Garden ... with the Musick prefix’d to each Song.
First edition of Gay’s last ballad opera; he was arranging for its production at the time of his death. The work is a farcical burlesque of classical myth, in which Achilles, dressed as a woman, is admitted to the court of Lycomedes, who falls in love with him while he in turn is trying to woo Deidamia. The sly Ulysses unravels the confusion in the end. There are fifty-four songs, and an element of political satire, reflected in the contemporary ‘key’, Achilles dissected.