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Spelta Antonio Maria. La saggia pazzia, fonte d’allegrezza, madre de’ piaceri, regina de’ belli humori.

Pavia, Pietro Bartoli., 1607

Two parts in one volume, quarto (207x153 mm.), [8] leaves; 88 pages, [8] l.; [4] l., 128 pages, 12 pages, [6] leaves; printer's device at the beginning of each part and on last leaf, 1 full-page illustration, 2 illustrations in the text, historiated initials at the beginning of each chapter. Contemporary limp vellum with manuscript title on spine, a very good copy of this rare book.
First edition, of utmost rarity, of this curious moral work by the Pavian historian and erudite Antonio Maria Spelta (1559-1632), which recalls Erasmus' Praise of Folly.

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