- Upper hinge broken and lower hinge showing but strong on cords; title-p. sl. soiled and neatly remargined; some occas. sl. soiling/ staining and marginal (repaired) imperfections; later pastedowns and (almost loose) endpapers and blanks; verso last textleaf w. contemp. owner's entry/ dedication ("Ex libris Dñi Ascanij [..?] nobilis Dñi Bellisarij al Dñi Paridis de Bulgarinis [..?]"); gilding of leaf-edges mostly worn away. Binding rubbed; top of spine trifle chipped; trace of ticket(?) on frontcover.
= The greatly expanded second edition of Folengo's 'Macaronic Work', edited by Acquario Lodola and called the 'Toscolana' for the town in northern Italy where Paganino had his press. It was first printed by Paganino in Venice in 1520. With the often absent last quire, bound behind the colophon page, containing the "Epistola Volgare dil Auttore di Merlino Cocaio, al Impressore di esso Alessandro Paganino", followed by the editor's answer to this letter and by the index. The gilt and gauffered leaf-edges seem to read a word or an abbreviation on fore-edge: "D-I-V-S-C (or G)-A-[?]", each letter flanked by a decorative figure. Sander 2832; Adams F687. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXL.