Lot 46
  • 46

Castellesi, Adriano

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  • Venatio. [Rome: Marcello Silber?, not before 1510], 10 ff. (last leaf blank), title within woodcut border
  • Paper
JULIUS II. Decretum sanctissimum in quinta sessione sacra concilii Lateranensi. [Rome: Marcello Silber, c. 1512], 6 ff., title within same woodcut border, slightly stained, title-page cut close at head

2 works in one volume, 4to (198 x 135mm.; 2nd work 190mm. tall), modern half tan morocco; together with a modern printed German translation in a later matching binding, both volumes in one slipcase


Dr K. Lindner, Bibliotheca Tiliana, stamp on a1v, sale, Zisska & Kistner, 6 May 2003, lot 419


1st work: Censimento 16 CNCE 9986 (1 copy only, in the Marciana, though USTC also lists a copy in the Morgan Library); not in IA; 2nd work: Censimento 16 CNCE 13932

Catalogue Note

RARE. The first work, a poem on hunting and banqueting, had previously been published by Aldus in 1505 (UCLA 92). The setting for the hunt is the woods below Tivoli, where the goddess Diana hunts stags, boar and other wild creatures, followed by an elegant banquet for her fellow hunters. The author, Adriano Castellesi, was made Cardinal of San Grisogono in 1503 by Alexander VI, who a few months later died after dining with Castellesi. Hunting was considered an appropriate recreation for the princes of the Church.