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EXTREMELY SCARCE EDITION OF BOCCACE'S «LOVE DIALOGUE»
NO COPIES IN USA


Boccaccio, Giovanni. Dialogo d'amore di m. Giouanni Boccaccio. Interlocutori. Il signor Alcibiade, et Filaterio giouane. Tradotte [!] di latino in volgare, da m. Angelo Ambrosini. Opera degna, e bella. [at colophon:] In Venetia, Appresso Giovanni Bariletto, MDLXXIIII. [Venice: Bariletto, 1574].

12mo (130x75 mm), modern paperboards, ff. [2], 29, [1, blank].

Extremely scarce edition of this love dialogue, attributed to Boccaccio.

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.

Provenance: I. Contemporary owner's signature GinGrer [?] at verso of title-page. II. Signature Valerio Nepa [?] at penultimate leaf. II. Signature Joannes zenus atque at recto of last blank leaf.

References: CNCE, 17024 (only two copies in Italian public libraries). Out of Italy, OCLC locates 5 copies worldwide, none in USA (3 in Germany and 2 in UK).

Condition

The upper corner of the last few leaves neatly repaired; overall a good copy.

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€300.00

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[Love] Boccaccio, Dialogo d'amore, 1574

Estimate €800 - €1,000
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