I Ragguagli di Parnasso: or Advertisements from Parnassus in Two Centuries with the Politick Touch-Stone. Written Originally in Italian by that Famous Roman Trajano Bocalini; And now Put into English by the Right Honourable Henry, Early of Monmouth. Henry Carey, Earl of Monmouth, Traiano Boccalini.

I Ragguagli di Parnasso: or Advertisements from Parnassus in Two Centuries with the Politick Touch-Stone. Written Originally in Italian by that Famous Roman Trajano Bocalini; And now Put into English by the Right Honourable Henry, Early of Monmouth.

London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, and Thomas Heath, 1656. First edition of the Carey translation. Small folio, early calf rebacked with a new spine and recornered, gilt morocco spine label, [20], 176, 167-201, 200-214, 217-452 pages. LACKS the frontis portrait. Some peeling and neat restoration to the boards; somewhat rubbed and soiled; fore-edge of the text block a bit ink-spattered; a good copy. Item #15856

A translation of portions of Boccalini's satirical De' ragguagli di Parnasso (Venice 1612-1613) from the English translator Henry Carey, second Earl of Monmouth (see the DNB). Early ink ownership inscription across the head of the title page of George Carew; early ink ownership signatures of Charles Herbert and Chas. Hawkins in the front endpapers. Wing B-3380.

Price: $700.00

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