Il Pecorone.

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Lot 35

Il Pecorone.

“First edition” (see below). Woodcut device at title-page and at colophon. ff. 227. Lightly foxed. Later full vellum. 8vo.

“Milan: Giovanni Antonio de gli Antoni 1554”

Est: $300 - $500
This is the famous counterfeit of the first edition, printed in Lucca in the 1740’s. The original was published in 1558 and was a source for Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.