1548 1st ed Gyrone il Cortese Luigi Alamanni Italian Chivalry Romance Poetry

ALAMANNI, Luigi

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An incredibly rare and valuable first edition of Luigi Alamanni’s famous romance poem “Girone il Cortese”. This poem is said to have begun writing this poem at the request of Francis I. The romantic nature and style of this Italian poem made it extremely popular during its day. Alamanni took an existing French poem with a similar title and made very few changes from the original French but made the style his own. This book includes 24 shorter sections on chivalry.

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1548 1st ed Gyrone il Cortese Luigi Alamanni Italian Chivalry Romance Poetry

EXTREMELY RARE Chanson de Geste Literature

 

An incredibly rare and valuable first edition of Luigi Alamanni’s famous romance poem “Girone il Cortese”. This poem is said to have begun writing this poem at the request of Francis I. The romantic nature and style of this Italian poem made it extremely popular during its day. Alamanni took an existing French poem with a similar title and made very few changes from the original French but made the style his own. This book includes 24 shorter sections on chivalry.

 

Item number: #947

Price: $ 1950

 

ALAMANNI, Luigi

 

Gyrone il Cortese di Luigi Alamanni al christianissimo, et invittissimo re Arrigo Sécondo

 

Stampato in Parigi da Rinaldo Calderio, et Claudio suo figlivolo. Con privilegi, [1548]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [8], 280
    • Signatures: a8-a-y8, z4
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • References: Adams A 414; Greswell, 250; Gamba n. 21. Razzolini p. 9-10. Melzi n. 746. Ferrario IV, pp. 230-1. Olschki, Choix XII, 18283.
    • Adams does not mention a 1548 edition, the first being 1549
  • Language: Italian
  • Size: ~8.75in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)

 

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947

Category

Literature

Authors

ALAMANNI, Luigi

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete