1581 PETRARCH Italian Renaissance Poetry Canzoniere Gesualdo Woodcuts Petrarca

PETRARCH, Francesco

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“Books have led some to learning and others to madness.”

― Francesco Petrarch

 

Petrarch was a 14th-century Italian humanist known for his discovery of the letters of Cicero and establishment of the study of humanism. He wrote sonnets and poems, many of which were the model of poetry during the Dark Ages.

 

This 1581 edition of the works of Petrarch was edited with commentary by Giovanni Andrea Gesualdo, who was an outstanding Italian poet in his own right. This work includes a ‘life of Petrarch’ and the commentary of Gesualdo attempts to handle many of the questions posed by Petrarch in the centuries before.

 

Throughout this vellum-bound tome are charming woodcut illustrations that depict the poem or song they are paired with. It includes the famous ‘Canzoniere’ which is poems of pastoral living, mythology, themes of Petrarchan Love and pain, politics, and praise of loved ones.  

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1581 PETRARCH Italian Renaissance Poetry Canzoniere Gesualdo Woodcuts Petrarca

 

“Books have led some to learning and others to madness.”

― Francesco Petrarch

 

Petrarch was a 14th-century Italian humanist known for his discovery of the letters of Cicero and establishment of the study of humanism. He wrote sonnets and poems, many of which were the model of poetry during the Dark Ages.

 

This 1581 edition of the works of Petrarch was edited with commentary by Giovanni Andrea Gesualdo, who was an outstanding Italian poet in his own right. This work includes a ‘life of Petrarch’ and the commentary of Gesualdo attempts to handle many of the questions posed by Petrarch in the centuries before.

 

Throughout this vellum-bound tome are charming woodcut illustrations that depict the poem or song they are paired with. It includes the famous ‘Canzoniere’ which is poems of pastoral living, mythology, themes of Petrarchan Love and pain, politics, and praise of loved ones.  

 

Item number: #1716

Price: $750

 

PETRARCH, Francesco

 

Il Petrarcha con l’espositione di m. Gio. Andrea Gesvaldo. Nvovamente ristampato, e con soma diligenza corretto, et ornato di figvre. Con doi tauole, vna de’ sonetti e canzoni, & l’altra di tutte le cose degne di memoria, che in essa espositione si contengono. 

 

In Venetia, Appresso Alessandro Griffe, MDLXXXI. [1581].

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [28], 413
    • Signatures: *, **8, ***12, A-Z, Aa-Zz, Aaa-Fff8
  • References: Adams P 833;
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Language: Italian
  • Size: ~8.5in X 6.5in (21.5cm x 16.5cm)

 

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1716

Category

Literature

Authors

PETRARCH, Francesco

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete