FERRETTI, Marco Antonio. Mirinda favola pastorale del c. Marc'Antonio Ferretti nell'Accademia de Ss.ri Innominati di Parma detto il Rugginoso all'ill.ma et ecc.ma sig.ra D. Giulia Orsina de Conti duchessa di Poli. Venetia, ad instanza di Domenico Venturati, 1613.
4to. Slightly later full vellum, spine lettered and ruled in gilt; pp. viii (including engraved title and plate), 152, , each of the five acts opening with a full-page engraving, woodcut tail-pieces; binding minimally spotted, cean and crisp internally; a very good copy of a beautifully produced book.
First Venetian edition, second issue (first, the year before) of a late Renaissance Italian pastoral stage play, set in Greek antiquity on the island of Crete. The play had appeared in print first in 1612 (12mo) in Parma, where it had been staged. Marc' Antonio Ferretti was a writer from Ancona and member of the Parma Accademia degli Innominati under the name of Rugginoso, who is known to have published the poem Gli horti del sole, dedicated to Federico, Principe d'Urbino, in 1621.
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