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Lot nr:983
Book nr:32966
Author:[FOLENGO (Teofilo)]
Title:Merlinus Cocaius. Opus Macaronicorum. Zanitonella ... Phantasiae Macaronicon ... Moscheae ... Libellus Epistolarum....
Publisher:apud Iacobum Simbenium
Description:12mo, 541- [8] pp, woodcut printer's device on title page, ms. ex libris on title page (Joachim Nicolaikirche Rostock). Illustrated with several woodcuts, which are of simple execution, but suit the spirit of the book. Contemporary pigskin binding on wooden boards, blind tooling, with a portrait of Carlos V on front board, dated 1573, with the initials N.B.S., on lower board the arms of the prince of Saxen, red edges, bronze clasps
Note:Ref. Adams F-689 ; Weale, Bookbindings and rubbings of bindings, p. 42, n?192; Goldschmidt I p. 315. Later edition of Folengo's 'Macaronic Work', edited by Acquario Lodola.
Teofilo Folengo (1491 - 1544), a.k.a. Merlinus Coccaius, one of the principal Italian macaronic poets, most famous for his BALDO, a burlesque epic in 25 books, all written in the mixed jargon of Latin and Italian verse which became known as "macaronic" in a parody of the Italian chivalrous romance. Includes the parodic Zanitonella love poetry and fable Moschaea, about the battle between flying ants. The experience of his travelling life makes his poems one of the most important source books on contemporary life and customs. It enjoyed great popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries. Folego's at time gross mockery of the clergy endeared him to his younger contemporary, Rabelais, and his influence on the great French author of Gargantua and Pantagruel has often been noted
Price:€400 - €600
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