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Quattro Elegantissime Ecloghe Rusticali  ( (Four Elegant Rustic Eclogues)

Quattro Elegantissime Ecloghe Rusticali ( (Four Elegant Rustic Eclogues)

by Pringle, G.

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Venice: Apresso Paulo Colombani, 1760. 4to, original pasteboard wrappers, spine lettered in ink in a contemporary hand. A fine, unwashed, uncut, unsophisticated copy preserved in a modern linen and morocco clamshell box with gilt-lettered spine. tear in outer margin of one leaf. Title page vignette, headpiece, five tailpieces, ornamental initials and four delightful and witty full page engraved plates. A charming Venetian pastoral , mostly on food and wine with four eclogues by various authors, each with a full page engraving and a large historiated initial associated with the scene in a genre of rustic poetry derived from Virgil's Eclogues and devoted to the rough pleasures of the countryside. The illustrations engraved by Antonio Baratti after designs by Pietro Antonio Novelli and Francesco Bartolozzi show scenes not of the nobility but of peasant life. A man pounds garlic, a pig is slaughtered and a young man stirs polenta. In a bacchanalian scene, satyrs crush grapes and drink wine. Brunet IV,… Read more
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