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Fregoso - La Cerva biancha - 1521

Allegorical wood on the title page depicting a hunter and two dogs (Desio and Pensier) chasing a white doe in the forest. The poet tells of his imaginary hunt behind Mirina, a nymph of Diana turned into a doe, with whom he goes to the city of Erotopoli to retrieve his dogs which will eventually be returned to him by Adonis.
Rare and sought after edition (Princeps, Milan, Mantegazzi, 1510)
STC 280. Sander I, 2926. Essling 2926. Kristeller 156 a. Ceresoli, Bibliogr. Caccia 258: '' This edition is also quite rare ''. Brunet II, 1388. Bibl. Knights 783. Olschki, Livres à figures, 525.

Elegant edition of this lucky love hunt in octaves. In seven cantos. Illustrates the memory of the Fregoso (ca. 1460-1530) given to us by Ariosto in the edition of the Furioso of 1532 (canto XLVI). Brunet II, 1388; Sander I, 2926; Essling 2926.
«Poem in seven cantos for a total of 505 octaves, with two poems in triplets after the end. In it the author allegorically recalls a love adventure of his youth, with a precise description of various hunting episodes »(Ceresoli). It tells of an imaginary hunt for Mirina, Diana's nymph turned into a doe, with which the author goes to the city of Erotopoli to retrieve his dogs which, at the end of the poem, will be returned to him by Adonis.
Fregoso was a talented poet of Genoese origin (born around 1460 and died after 1532), author of burlesque sonnets and allegorical poems of considerable fame; he lived mostly in Milan, first at the court of Ludovico il Moro and then in a country villa, in perfect solitude (hence the stage name '' Fileremo ''). Very fresh and beautiful specimen.

In the colophon Venice, N. Zoppino & V. Di Paolo, 1521. Allegorical woodcut on the title page depicting a hunter and two dogs hunting a white doe in the forest, typographic manicula, minimal gore out of the last issue, small restoration last card, brown leather back binding, black leather gusset back with gold title. Cards 76 n.n.

Opera noua by the magnificent caualiero messer Antonio Philaremo Fregoso entitled Cerua biancha. Correct nouamente
Al Colophon - Printed in Venetia: for Nicolo Zopino and Vincentio companion. with the gionta de doi capituli noui, MCCCCCXXI 1521 adi. 17. of the month of August.
Antonio Philaremo Fregoso

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Illustrated, Incunabula & early printing, Literature
Author/ Illustrator Fregoso
Book Title La Cerva biancha
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1521
Edition Illustrated Edition
Language Italian
Original language Yes
Publisher Stampata in Venetia per Nicolo Zopino e Vincentio compagno. con la gionta de doi capituli noui
Binding/ Material Leather
Number of pages 152
Dimensions 154×112 mm
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