Arcadia by Francesco Sansovino 1586 Sannazaro 27 woodcut illustrations rare bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Arcadia, by M. Giacomo Sannazaro. Wood cut illustrations by Francesco Sansovino.
Published 1586, Venice by Giovanni Varisco.
128  pages. Text in Italian. Contains 27 large woodcut images throughout.
1/4 leather 19th century binding, paper covered boards, smooth leather spine w/ contrasting gilt title label. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Interior contents display a pleasing, uniform age patina, early repairs to several leaves with some small loss of printed letters, all readily visible in short video.
A very rare 16th century Italian illustrated book. Given the scarcity, the age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive. Retains a handsome shelf appearance.
Book measures: 5 1/4" H X 3" W.