Very rare third edition of the French translation of one of the most popular romance novels during the Renaissance.
Boccaccio's Filocolo in the translation of Adrien Sevin (original in-folio Paris 1542), under the title of "Le Philocope" very well printed in Paris in portable format small in-8 "for Abel l'Angelier" in 1575. Very rare at this address, concurrent with identical impressions on the same date for Pierre des Hayes, Le Mangnier, Robinot, Gadouleau and Normant.
Established in two volumes, covered with two attractive 18th century bindings in full marbled calfskin, smooth spine decorated with mosaic morocco pieces and an elegant decoration of floral motifs with small gilt irons, triple ink fillet. on the dishes, marbled slices. Parchment banner (vellum).
Provenance: Anatole Basseville and Bernard Jean with ex-libris.
Copy fresh and clean, some sheets cut a little short without affecting the text except for the last, without loss of text. Paper a bit yellowed, some light sporadic foxing.
Solid bindings, head cover of volume 1 leveled, cracked rubbed joints, slightly damaged corners. The backs are decorative.
New (third) French edition after that of 1542 and 1555 of the version by Adrien Sevin (native of Meung-sur-Loire) established on the Venetian edition of 1538, preceded by the epistle of the translator to Claude de Rohan countess of Saint Aignan. Amorous epic adapted into Italian prose by the young Boccaccio from the famous legend Floir and Blancheflore: two children have loved each other since their earliest childhood, everything separates them. She is a Christian and of servile birth, he is the son of a king and a Saracen. It is Love that will overcome these many obstacles that this situation will produce.
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio and Adrien Sevin
Title Le Philocope de Messire Jean Boccace, Florentine, containing the history of Fleury and Blanchefleur, divided into seven books translated from Italian into French by Adrian Sevin, gentleman of the household of Monsieur de Gié.
Publisher: Paris, Abel l'Angelier, 1575". 1 volume in two small octavo volumes (11.4x7.2cm) of 480 sheets (960 pages). Numerous pagination errors. Complete.
Subject: 1575 Boccaccio / Adrien Sevin The Filocolo - The Philocope story of Fiorio e Biancofiore Renaissance