Lotti, Lotto. [Ch' n' ha Cervell ava gamb.] La liberazione di Vienna assediata dalle armi Ottomane. Poemetto giocoso. E la Banzuola. Dialoghi sei. In lingua popolare Bolognese.

[Prob. Bologna, c. 1746].

8vo. (8), 248 pp. With engr. frontispiece and 12 full-page engravings by G. M. Cantarelli. Contemp. blue wrappers.


Third edition (probably printed in Bologna) of Lotto Lotti's (1667-1714) poem celebrating the liberation of Vienna from the 1683 Turkish siege, written in the Bologna dialect and first published in Parma in 1685. "Divided in 5 cantos of 30 to 40 eight-line verses each" (Kábdebo). Pretty engravings; the one facing the first canto (a besieging army aiming their cannons) shows contemporary touches of blue colour in places. Includes Lotti's collection of dialogues, "La Banzuola" (likewise illustrated throughout).

Date taken from the engraving on fol. O5v. Untrimmed copy.


Sturminger 1973. NUC (pre-1956) vol. 342, p. 194. ICCU UBOE\075844, VEAE\001888. Graesse IV, 264. Cf. Kábdebo II, 290.

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