Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 12

Estimate: $ 500 - $ 700
Sagramoso, Michele (fl. circa 1627)
Elisa Favola Maritima.

Verona: Presso Angelo Tamo, 1627.

First edition, quarto, engraved architectural title; bound in contemporary limp parchment (detached from text block along inner front joint), some manuscript corrections and annotations in the text; small paper repair to A1, staining to lower corners of some leaves, occasional spotting, good type imprint, 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.

The work is a five-act play in verse by Verona playwright and poet Michele Sagramoso. Sagramoso was a member of the Accademia Filarmonico of Verona, the first literary academy in Italy to be principally devoted to music. The action takes place on the island of Manarre among the pearl fishers, and tells of the doomed romance of Elisa, a fisherwoman, and Micandro, a foreign fisherman, amidst a cast of fugitives, nymphs, and priests. (cf. Magnabosco's, L'Accademia Filarmonica di Verona dalla Fondazione al Teatro, Verona, 2015, page 25.

Rare outside Italy, Worldcat records U.S. copies at Yale, Getty, Newberry, Harvard, and Chicago.