Printer statement and actual printing date from colophon: In Fiorenza, appresso i Giunti. MDLIX. Date on t.p. is 1558. Signatures: A-E⁸ F⁴ (F4 blank). First published in 1523. Printer's mark on t.-p. Prologue by Baldassare Castiglione.
Copy 1 closely cropped at upper margin with occasional partial loss of running title. Copy 2 has an armorial bookplate of a former owner with the motto "Nec timere nec timide" pasted to front pastedown. Copy 2 bound in full calf; 4 raised bands on spine; title and date stamped in gold on spine; gold-stamped decorations on spine, cover edges and turn-ins; marbled endpapers; green silk marker.