LI TRASTULLI GUERRIERI di Marin Bresciani maestro d'armi ferrarese consacrati all'altezza serenissima, & al nome gloriosissimo di Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga duca di Mantova & c.
Brescia (1668, year of the dedication) – without any indication of the printer.
1 volume in-4° (250 mm x 180 mm)
91 c. (of 92, without the mock title *)
Copper engraving at the verso of the title page with the arms of Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga; another copper engraving with the portrait of the author; 68 FULL PAGE COPPER ENGRAVINGS (engraved by Andrea Ballarino)
NOTE: due to a clamorous pagination mistake OCCURRED ON ALL THE PRINTED COPIES, the editor made up for it by gluing the correct engravings on the original leaf. For the same reason, the text of leaves f2v and f8v is covered by a leaf containing the correct text.
(*): it is the first leaf completely blank with the text in the center “Li trastulli guerrieri di Marin Bresciani”.
Later half vellum binding (slightly worn) with handwritten title on paper title piece on spine. Small portion of the external margin of the title page restored (few millimeters); another marginal repair (perfectly carried out) at the two following leaves. One engraving (at “Capitolo 35”) printed very close to the external margin has undergone, only in the lower part, the loss of about 1 mm of the frame. Some engraving with a weak inking. Some repair in the inner margin of some leaves. Otherwise, A WIDE MARGINED COPY PRINTED ON STRONG PAPER AND IN A VERY GOOD STATE OF CONSERVATION.
VERY SCARCE AND CURIOUS WORK privately printed about the art of handling the PIKE. The 68 copper engravings that accompany the work are made by Andrea Ballarino are very particular: their trait is SIMPLE, ELEGANT and EXTREMELY EXPRESSIVE, making this book ONE OF A KIND.
- Number of Books
- WEAPONS, PIKE
- Author/ Illustrator
- Marin Bresciani
- Book Title
- Li trastulli guerrieri
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- No indication
- Binding/ Material
- PLace of print: BRESCIA (Northern Italy)
- 250×180 mm