COPPOLA, GIOVANNI CARLO. 1599-1652. Le nozze degli dei favola ... rappresentata in musica in Firenze nelle reali nozze de ... Ferdinando II e Vittoria Principessa d'Urbino. Florence: Amadore Massi and Lrenzo Landi, 1637.

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COPPOLA, GIOVANNI CARLO. 1599-1652.
Le nozze degli dei favola ... rappresentata in musica in Firenze nelle reali nozze de ... Ferdinando II e Vittoria Principessa d'Urbino. Florence: Amadore Massi and Lrenzo Landi, 1637.

US$ 10,000 - 15,000
£ 7,600 - 11,000
COPPOLA, GIOVANNI CARLO. 1599-1652.
Le nozze degli dei favola ... rappresentata in musica in Firenze nelle reali nozze de ... Ferdinando II e Vittoria Principessa d'Urbino. Florence: Amadore Massi and Lrenzo Landi, 1637. [BOUND WITH]: RONDINELLI, FRANCESCO DE RAFAELLO. 1589-1665.Relazione delle nozze degli dei favola ... rappresentata nelle reali nozze de ... Ferdinando II e Vittoria Principessa d'Urbino. Florence: Amadore Massi and Lorenzo Landi, 1637.
2 parts in 1 volume. 4to (239 x 171 mm). Engraved title page, 7 folding plates. Contemporary limp vellum. Text block cracked at center, repairs on verso of title, minor dampstains.
Provenance: Paul and Marianne Gourary (book label on front paste-down; their sale, Christie's N.Y., June 12, 2009, lot 512).

FIRST EDITION of the libretto by Coppola for a production celebrating the marriage of Ferdinand II de Medici to Princess Vittoria della Rovere of Urbino. The story is a celebration of the wedding of Vulcan to Venus. The etchings were rendered by Stefano Della Bella after set designs by Alfonso Parigi. The second part, by Rondinelli, was a prose version of the libretto. Berlin Katalog 4116; Brunet II, 262; De Vesme 918-925; Nagler, Theater Festivals of the Medici, pp 162-74; Watanabe 1285.
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