Antonio e Cleopatra; tragedia. by MARESCALCHI, Ferdinando, Conte.

Antonio e Cleopatra; tragedia. by MARESCALCHI, Ferdinando, Conte.

~ Antonio e Cleopatra; tragedia. Bassano: 1788.

Large 8vo (215 × 145 mm), pp. xx, 161, [1]. Engraved frontispiece by F. Rosaspina after G.B. Frulli depicting the death of Cleopatra. Printed on large and thick paper. Woodcut ornament to title. Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt panelled spine, unlettered, gilt edges.

First edition of this play, copy on large and thick paper. Marescalchi was born in Bologna, then in the Papal States, on 26 February 1754, into a noble family, he became a hereditary member of the Senate of that town. He later supported Napoleon in Italy and prospered under his patronage.

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