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Tassoni, Alessandro
Modena: Bartolomeo Soliani Stamp, 1744. First Modena Edition. Large Octavo, lx, 92, 489, [1] pages; G-; bound in quarter vellum, marbled paper-covered boards; some wear to binding, including lower front spine splitting at hinge, upper front spine beginning to split at hinge, rubbing to spine, stamp to tail of spine, rubbing to extremities; Non-archival repair to: xv, xli, 47, 69-75, 79, 85, 107, 141, 147, 157, 211, 271, 297, 329, 361, and 433.; chip missing to fore edge of page 261, lower edge of 283; stain to fore edge from page 447-455; 19 plates total, with 12 plates, one each at the beginning of each canto, portrait plate, folding genealogy plate, folding facsimile writing plate, folding plate at 126, Canto VII plate repaired, 2 folding maps, 1 with repair on one crease, allegorical frontispiece trimmed and glued onto endpaper, with glue stains; shelved case 8 1/2. Two editions were published this year, this being the first Modenese edition of the Secchia Rapita, considered the best in terms of content and typography.; Alessandro Tassoni (1565-1635) was an Italian poet and writer, best known as the author of the mock-heroic poem La secchia rapita (The Rape of the Pail). It is by virtue of this work that he is remembered as Modena's poet laureate.
Bookseller: Second Story Books [United States]

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