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RARE GIUNTINE EDITION OF BOCCACCIO'S AMETO: THE «CIVILIZING INFLUENCE OF LOVE»

Boccaccio, Giovanni. Ameto. Florence: Giunti, 1529. [at colophon:] Impresso in Firenze: per gli heredi di Philippo de Giunta, 1529 adi XXIX di maggio.

8vo (147x88 mm), 18th century vellum, ff. 102, [2].
Giuntine device on verso of final leaf. Dedication signed Bernardo di Giunta.

Rare second revised Giuntine edition of Boccace's Ameto or, more properly, Commedia delle ninfe fiorentine ("Comedy of the Florentine Nymphs"), a novel written in prose and verse about the civilizing influence of love.

The novel was written in 1341 while Boccaccio was in Florence caring for his elderly father and separated from his beloved Fiammetta in Naples: the pastoral framework of this piece strongly influenced subsequent Arcadian literature.

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and «On Famous Women». As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.

References: Cnce, 6277. Renouard, Annali delle edizioni aldine, p. lii. Camerini, Annali dei Giunti, I, p. 136. Adams, B-2128. Bacchi della Lega, Opere di Boccaccio, p. 100: «Rara e più corretta della precedente del Giunti stesso». Gamba, 201: «Il p. Lombardi, nelle sue postille mss. al vocabolario, cita questa edizione, ch'è ristampa dell'altra 1521 [...]. Poggiali asserì d'averla trovata in alcuni passi più corretta [...]». OCLC, 3447981.

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[Florence, Love Novel] Boccaccio, Ameto, 1529

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