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Giulio Cesare CROCE Bertoldino et Cacasenno

Giulio Cesare CROCE

Bertoldino et Cacasenno

Pietro Pinolato, Venezia (Venise) 1782, in 8 (18,5x10,5cm), xii. 396pp., relié.


First edition. Neat print on thin paper. Illustrated with 20 woodcuts in a rough and popular taste, and a medallion portrait frontispiece (intaglio). The original date of 1606 Half Calf glossy navy late nineteenth, spine ribbed features 5 jewels. The copy, perfectly white, appears to have been washed. Giulio Cesare Croce (1550-1609), born in the province of Bologna, comes from a poor family, he studied medicine and then embarked on a literary career, and died poor. Bertoldino and cacasenno are two extremely popular and iconic characters of Italy, they became types Bertoldino is a cunning and crafty character who opposes the simplicity and rusticity of Cacasenno. The pair are well (like Dom Quixote) became more famous than the book from which they come. We did an opera at the end of the eighteenth with a libretto by Goldoni. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

400 €

Réf : 12109

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