Mantua: Francesco Osanna, 1585.
First edition. Printer's woodcut device on title-page, headpieces and initials. [viii], 139,  pp. Collation: *^4 A-R^4 S^2. 8vo. Contemporary vellum, title in ink on spine. Staining to covers, early repair to front hinge, some worming to first few gatherings, light stain at fore-edge. Passano (1878), p. 436; Parenti, p. 357; Krieg, MNE, II, 51; Olschki, Choix, 12789. Item #306054
A collection of fifteen stories by the Italian poet and statesman Ascanio De Mori (1533-1591). The title-page identifies this as the "prima parte" — though no other parts were issued. Following the example of Masuccio and Bandello, each story is dedicated to a famous personage, including members of the Gonzaga and Medici families.
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