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Rare Italian translation of an originally Spanish chivalric novel

[CAMILLI, Camillo (translator)].
Historia del nobile, et valoroso Cavalier. Felice Magno, figliuolo del Re Falangrè della Gran Brettagna, & della Reina Clarinta, nella quale si raccontano i suoi grandi, & maravigliosi fatti tradotta con somma diligenza di Spagnuolo in lingua Italiana.
Verona, Sebastiano dalle Donne for Francesco de Franceschi Senese, 1587. 8vo. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment.
€ 7,500
Rare first and only(?) edition of the Italian translation of the first (and only published?) part of a chivalric romance, generally known as the Félix Magno, translated by Camillo Camilli (d. 1615). The original Spanish was first published in four parts at Barcelona by Carlos Amorós in 1531 entitled Los cuatro libros del valerosisimo caballero Félix Magno. The romance deals with the life and history of Félix Magno, the son of King Falángriz of Great Britain and Queen Clarinea, on a quest for glory. A large part of the work is dedicated to struggles with Moors and Turks. Like most chivalric novels, it was heavily influenced by stories of King Arthur and similar romances like Amadis de Gaule. Our copy contains only the first part (with the running title Fatti di Felicemagno - parte prima through the whole work), and it appears the other parts were not published in translation at all.
Lacking the final leaf containing only the colophon and its blank verso. With two owner's entries on paste-down. Small marginal hole on the title-page and following 3 leaves, very slightly browned with some occasional minor foxing. Binding with a few holes and the foot of the back board slightly damaged. Overall in good condition.
BMC STC Italian, p. 245; Palau 87526; USTC 806217 (8 copies); not in WorldCat.
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