Scherzi Poetici. Filippo PAROZZI.
Scherzi Poetici.

Scherzi Poetici. Modena: Stamperia Ducale, 1791.

Small 4to (212 x 148 mm). Engraved title and 31 ff., paginated 3, [3], 5-58, [2]. Engraved title within ornamental border and with allegorical vignette by Gasparo Gaiani. Errata leaf (printed on verso only) inserted after A2. Colophon at end, dated 24 July 1791. Contemporary Italian mottled calf, spine gold-tooled, red edges, striking red-striped endpapers (slight wear). ***

Only Edition. A rare collection of 26 poems, on love (true and disappointed), flattery, sincerity, despair, jealousy, sleep, the seasons, happiness, thunderstorms, gifts, dreams, abandonment, and so on. Parozzi, who signed the dedication to the Marchesa Teresa Zambeccari Rangone, was a member of the Accademia dei Dissonanti of Modena from 1776 (later the Accademia di scienze, lettere e arti). Tiraboschi noted that some of his poems were published in single sheets, as fogli volanti. This appears to be his only published collection.

Not in ICCU; one copy located in the US (Harvard). Cf. Tiraboschi, Notizie biografiche V:54. Item #2324

Price: $1,200.00

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