Poesie per le Nozze Solenni della Nobil Donna Andriana Barbaro col Nobil Uomo Nicolo Foscarini Dedicate a Sue Eccellenze Giovanni Barba
Poesie per le Nozze Solenni della Nobil Donna Andriana Barbaro col Nobil Uomo Nicolo Foscarini Dedicate a Sue Eccellenze Giovanni Barbaro Fratello e Chiara Barbarigo Barbaro Cognata della Sposa. Venice: [Albrizzi?], 1766.
[Bound with] Poesie per le Fauste Nozze della Nobil Donna Andriana Barbaro col Nobil Uomo Nicolo Foscarini Dedicate a S.E. Procuratessa Cecilia Emo Barbaro Madrea della Sposa, [Venice: Antonio Zatta, 1766].
Folio, title page in the first work printed in red and black, with engraved frontis facing; title of second work printed in blue and red, each title with engraved vignette, engraved head- and tail-pieces, text printed on heavy paper, with very large margins; bound in contemporary mottled brown morocco, ornately tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endleaves; endcaps almost imperceptibly renewed, otherwise very good, occasional spotting in the text, generally very fresh, ex libris John Sax, with his book label, 14 x 9 3/4 in.
These two collections of epithalamia, or poems written in honor of the marriage of Andriana Barbaro and Nicolo Foscarini, are both rare. The first title is only held in one library worldwide, according to Worldcat; no listing exists for the second.
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