1558 Boccaccio De Mulieribus Claris Famous Women Mythology Italian Renaissance

BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

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“Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy”

― Giovanni Boccaccio

 

Giovanni Boccaccio was a 14th-century Italian poet and important humanist during the Renaissance. In 1361, Boccaccio began composing ‘De Mulieribus Claris’ – a collection of biographical sketches of historical and mythological women. It is notable for being the first collection of biographies devoted to only women. (Brown). Boccaccio included descriptions of over 100 women including:

  • Eve, the first woman in the Bible
  • Isis, queen and goddess of Egypt
  • Medusa, daughter of Phorcus
  • Penelope, wife of Ulysses
  • Sappho, woman of Lesbos
  • Olympias, queen of Macedonia
  • Cleopatra, queen of Egypt

 

This 1558 Italian edition was published in Venice by Francesco Imperatore. (Edit16)

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1558 Boccaccio De Mulieribus Claris Famous Women Mythology Italian Renaissance

 

“Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy”

― Giovanni Boccaccio

 

Giovanni Boccaccio was a 14th-century Italian poet and important humanist during the Renaissance. In 1361, Boccaccio began composing ‘De Mulieribus Claris’ – a collection of biographical sketches of historical and mythological women. It is notable for being the first collection of biographies devoted to only women. (Brown). Boccaccio included descriptions of over 100 womenincluding:

  • Eve, the first woman in the Bible
  • Isis, queen and goddess of Egypt
  • Medusa, daughter of Phorcus
  • Penelope, wife of Ulysses
  • Sappho, woman of Lesbos
  • Olympias, queen of Macedonia
  • Cleopatra, queen of Egypt

 

This 1558 Italian edition was published in Venice by Francesco Imperatore. (Edit16)

 

Item number: #7247

Price: $950

BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Libro di m. Giovanni Boccaccio delle donne illustri, tradotto per messer Giuseppe Betussi. Con una additione fatta dal medesimo delle donne famose del tempo di M. Giovanni fino à i giorni nostri, et alcune altre state per inanzi, con la vita del Boccaccio, et la tavola di tutte l’historie, et cose principali, che nell’opra si contengono.

Vineggia: Francesco de gl’Imperatori, 1558.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all leavees

o   [20], 216

o   Signatures: [ast]-2[ast]⁸ 3[ast]⁴ A-Z⁸ a-d⁸

  • References: USTC 814859; Edit16 6347; Adams B 2144 Virginia Brown transl. of Famous Women
  • Language: Italian
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~5.5in X 4in (14cm x 10cm)
  • Very rare with no other example for sale worldwide

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Categories

Literature

European History

Authors

BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete