Graziani, Girolamo (1604-1675) In Modana. Appresso Bartolomeo Soliani. M DC L. (1650), Leather binding. In-4° (217 x 168 mm), pp. (8), 256; engraving facing title page engraved by Bartolomeo Coriolano. Internal yellowing due to type of paper used. FIRST EDITION of this heroic poem by Graziani, segretary of Francesco d Este duke of Modena. This work was immensely famous in the past rivalling with Ariosto and Tasso 's works. Leopardi took inspiration for his Consalvo, using the same name, also for Elvira, according to Gamba. Da Ponte took inspiration for the character of Elvira for his libretto of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Gamba, Serie, 1937. Graesse, III, p. 141; Vinciana 2779; scheda ICCU, VEAE\000489.Two ex libris, one old British and one Italian (1988).