Venice: Gabriel Giolito, 1572.
Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Item #046739
Later but old full vellum over wooden boards with armorial stamp of Clan Stirling, hinge starting but sound, trimmed a bit close on the bottom edge affecting the very bottom of the title pages, scattered minor foxing and browning. Three volumes in one with separate titles, the last title printed in 1573. Portrait and 55 woodcuts in text in vol one, portrait and 20 in volume 3. (28), 544pp; (44)pp; (16), 186, (2)pp; Adams, D-727; Brunet II, 790
Three poetic adaptations of the classics with lovely woodcuts throughout. The last title is the rarest and includes the satiric The Battle of the Frogs and Mice which had been attributed to Homer but is now usually assigned to a later poet. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046739.