A bibliographical rarity

Baruffaldi, Girolamo (1675-1753). .

Novella dell'abate GirolamoBaruffaldi Ferrarese. Bergamo, Stamperia Mazzoleni, 1848. Bergamo,

Baruffaldi, Girolamo (1675-1753). Novella dell'abate GirolamoBaruffaldi Ferrarese. Bergamo, Stamperia Mazzoleni, 1848.

Large 4° (288x206 mm; the last four leaves 288x161 mm). Printed on blue paper. [4], 8, [2] pages. First and last leaf blank. Small woodcut ornament on the title-page. Original orange editorial boards, title and imprint lettered in gilt on the upper cover. Small losses to spine and corners. A very good copy, a few minor, occasional spots.

A rare edition of this short novel by the Ferrarese Baruffaldi, well-known author of Dell'Istoria di Ferrara (1700), which was originally written in 1708 under the name of Antonio Tibaldeo. As the editor Aurelio Carrara states in his preliminary address, this ‘bibliographical rarity' was issued in only thirty numbered copies, mainly intended to be distributed among friends. A few copies were printed, as here, on blue paper, while a copy on vellum was issued for the editor. This is copy no. 30.

G. Papanti, Catalogo dei Novellieri italiani, Livorno 1871, I, p. 32.

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