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- Ibex sive de capra montana carmen venatorium. Venice: Andrea Poletti, 1697
8vo (169 x 112mm.), a-b8, with blank leaf b7 but without blank leaves a1-2 and b8, engraved illustration of an ibex on title-page, early nineteenth-century green morocco gilt with the arms of Ferdinand I, king of the Two Sicilies; together with a German translation of the text by Kai Flosdorff, both volumes in a single slipcase
C.F.G.R. Schwerdt, bookplate, sale, Sotheby's, 23 May 1939, lot 189; Marcel Jeanson, bookplate, sale, Sotheby's, Monaco, 28 February 1987, lot 104
FIRST EDITION of Campelli's poem about a mountain goat (possibly the chamois rather than the Alpine ibex), containing information about the animal's characteristics and behaviour, which was reprinted in 1736. Campelli was a poet from Belluno.