Delle rime, et prose di Gabriele Zinano. Parte prima. Gabriele Zinano, Zinani.
Delle rime, et prose di Gabriele Zinano. Parte prima.
A Scarce Collection of Zinani’s Works

Delle rime, et prose di Gabriele Zinano. Parte prima.

In Reggio: Appresso Hercoliano Bartholi [Ercoliano Bartoli], [1591]. First collected edition of these works, first part only. In contemporary Italian limp vellum. Complete. Coat of arms of a baron from Guastalla on front pastedown, a draft of the same image on rear pastedown, his name, crossed out, and place on the title page in ink by a contemporary hand. Binding dusted. Front pastedown somewhat damaged. Label with shelfmark on spine. Few signs and notes in ink in Il Caride. Title page of L'amante secondo stained. Wormholes at the gutter, shown more at the front and the end. Light stain at the lower edge appears in various parts of the volume. Overall in very good condition.

Extremely scarce collection of the majority of Zinani’s literary works.

A scarce collection of separately published pieces, issued with a general title page by Zinani’s publisher Ercoliano Bartoli. The volume comprises the customary printed dedication and introduction, an errata (Registro) with separate title page at the end, and ten works by Zinani: Rime; Il caride favola pastorale; L'amico over del sospiro; Le due giornate della Ninfa over del Diletto, et delle Muse; Il viandante, overo della precedenza, dell’ armi, et delle lettere; Il soldato, over della fortezza; L'amante, overo sollevatioone[!] dalla bellezza dell'amata alla bellezza di Dio; L'amata, overo della virtù heroica; Il sogno, overo Della poesia; L'amante secondo. These works were originally issued in Reggio and one in Parma (L'amante secondo, by Erasmo Viotti) in 1590 and 1591, and they cover the vast majority of Zinani’s lifetime published literary oeuvre.

Gabriele Zinani (1557–1635) was an Italian author of dialogues, treaties, heroic poems and dramas. He is regarded as a Marinist poet, writing in an ornate, witty style, like his contemporary, Giambattista Marino.


Price: €2,000.00

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