8vo, 20cm, [viii], 303,  + 4 p. publishers catalogue, engraved portrait frontispiece within oval medallion on a wolf skin with head & paws, engraved rectangular title vignette of a citizen digging amongst ancient ruins with quotation from Horace "Quidquid sub terra est in Apricum proferet aetas" (Whatever is under the earth, time will bring to light), engraved headpiece of flowers and foliage, large decorative initial letters of foliage & mythical beasts, endpiece of crossed pipes & laurel wreaths, engraved in Italic and Roman types with shoulder notes, 6 engraved plates of portrait medallions, contemporary laced cartonatura (small split head of lower joint. First edition of this important biography of the Italian Renaissance writer, satrist and serial moral disrupter, Pietro Aretino. It includes an annotated bibliography of both his printed works and works attributed to him. Ownership signature of Juan Mosa?.
Author Mazzuchelli, Conte Giammaria. La Vita Di Pietro Aretino.
Publisher In Padova i.e. Padua:Giuseppe Comino,