|Creator:||Caroso, Fabritio Ziletti, Francesco, d. 1587? Franco, Giacomo, 1550-1620|
Appresso Francesco Ziletti,
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This manual is one of the most important documents detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance and is a mirror of the costume and choreographic art of the time. Dancing master Fabritio Caroso (died 1605) describes fifty-four steps, provides rules for style and etiquette, and contains specific choreographies for eighty dances, most of which are designed for one couple. Many dances are preceded by full-page illustrations and each dance is provided with appropriate music notated in Italian lute tablature. Each separate dance is dedicated with a sonnet to one of the illustrious ladies of the period. Fabritio Caroso is also the author of an additional dance manual, Nobiltà di dame (1600; 1605).
Signatures: A-F⁴ a-z⁴ 2A-2Z⁴ [dagger]⁴.
"Trattato secondo del ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, nel quale s'insegnano varie sorti di balletti, cascarde, tordiglione, passo e mezzo, pauaniglia, canario, & gagliarde all'uso d'Italia, Francia, & Spagna. Con molte figure, & con l'intauolatura di liuto, & il soprano della musica à ciascuno di essi balli"--Divisonal title page on leaf a1r.
Printer's device with motto "Inter omnes" on both title pages.
Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials within text throughout.
Music printed from movable type.
Illustrations: 23 full-page engravings (including author's portrait on leaf B4v and many repeats) by Giacomo Franco.
With a final index of the dances described.
Errata, register of signatures and colophon on leaf [dagger]4v.
, 16; 184,  leaves : ill., port., music ; 25 cm (4to)
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