Verona: Presso Jacopo Vallarsi 1729. First Edition. Two vols. in one; 4to., pp. half-title + frontis + [iii]-xxiv + [xlii] + -296 + ff 2 (maps) + [297,298] + 299-398; [viii] + -317 + blank + ff 1 + -82; 18th c. half vellum over marbled paper boards; red morocco gilt spine label; boards worn with buckram reinforcements to spine; buckram-backed endpapers; all edges stained green; library inkstamp to front endpaper and title page; library pocket and electronic tag to rear endpaper; title pages in red and black; text generally clean and bright; a serviceable ex-library copy. Properly de-accessioned. Good. Boards. 
Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait of Trissino, a Renaissance humanist, poet, dramatist, and grammarian. Born of a patrician family in Vicenza, Giovanni Giogio Trissino (1478-1550) was exiled from Venice for political reasons, but found favor with a series of Popes who offered their protection. His drama Sophonisba (1515), which is based partly on the life of a Carthaginian lady, served as a model for the early modern tragic form in theatre. He also helped promote the early career of architect Andrea Palladio, with whom he maintained a long friendship.