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ORIGINAL EDITION OF THIS COURTESY BOOK WITH A LETTER SENT TO HER DAUGHTER BY ANNIBALE GUASCO, WITH PRACTICAL TIPS ON HER GOING TO THE COURT OF SAVOY

Guasco, Annibale. Ragionamento del sig. Annibal Guasco a D. Lauinia sua figliuola, della maniera del gouernarsi ella in corte; andando per Dama. In Turino: presso l'herede del Beuilacqua, 1586 (Stampata in Turino: per l'herede del Beuilacqua, 1586).

4to (210x148 mm), modern full leather binding, with four raised bands at spine, gilt title at front board; leaves 40.
Xyl. arms of Savoy at title-page. Xyl. head-pieces and initials.

Original edition of this long letter (practically a treaty), full of affection and practical advice, addressed to his twelve-year daughter Lavinia from Guasco, on her going to move at the court of Savoy.

At the beginning of the work there is a dedicatory letter from Lavinia to her father, dated 15 March 1586, in which the girl, already settled in court, said he preferred to print the only copy of Reasoning that his father had written for her , as copying it by hand would take too long, given her many commitments at Court, and given also the convenience of the prints, which were available at Court ["il copiarla a mano avrebbe richiesto troppo tempo, visti i suoi numerosi impegni a corte, e data inoltre la commodità delle stampe, che sono in questa Città" (see A2r)].

Among the reading tips to succeed in the "conversation", include the Galateo, the Cortegiano in the expurgated version of 1584 and the Civil conversazione di Stefano Guazzo (see B. Ferrero, Il "Ragionamento" di Annibale Guasco, in: "Stefano Guazzo e Casale tra Cinque e Seicento", D. Ferrari, ed., Rome, 1997, pp. 357-374).

Annibale Guasco (1540 -1619) was an Italian poet, active mainly in the production of madrigals; in 1603 published a collection of poems 3110, La tela cangiante.

References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\014619. OCLC, 16114010.

Condition

Little spots at title-page and at some leaves. Overall, a fine copy in a modern binding.

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€500.00

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[Courtesy Books, Women] Guasco, Ragionamento, 1586

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