1584 Book of Courtier Baldassare Castiglione Italian Renaissance Courtesan Arts

CASTIGLIONE, Baldassarre

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“Outward beauty is a true sign of inner goodness. Just as with trees the beauty of the blossom testifies the goodness of the fruit.” ­– Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier

 

A rare late-16th-century printing of Baldassare Castiglione’s ‘Book of the Courtier.’  This work was an important portrayal of a European Renaissance court life and discussed elements of philosophy and customs closely associated with courtier life. Baldassare created a series of fictional conversations that resemble those encountered in a royal court. Conversations discuss humanities, fine arts, drama, classical art, mythology, women, humor, and love. This book was known to have a significant influence on upper class society in the centuries following its release.

 

This 1584 edition was published in Venice and edited and revised by Antonio Ciccarelli.

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1584 Book of Courtier Baldassare Castiglione Italian Renaissance Courtesan Arts

 

“Outward beauty is a true sign of inner goodness. Just as with trees the beauty of the blossom testifies the goodness of the fruit.” ­– Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier

 

A rare late-16th-century printing of Baldassare Castiglione’s ‘Book of the Courtier.’  This work was an important portrayal of a European Renaissance court life and discussed elements of philosophy and customs closely associated with courtier life. Baldassare created a series of fictional conversations that resemble those encountered in a royal court. Conversations discuss humanities, fine arts, drama, classical art, mythology, women, humor, and love. This book was known to have a significant influence on upper class society in the centuries following its release.

 

This 1584 edition was published in Venice and edited and revised by Antonio Ciccarelli.

 

Item number: #3062

Price: $950

 

CASTIGLIONE, Baldassarre

 

Il cortegiano del conte Baldassarre Castiglione. Riueduto, & corretto da Antonio Ciccarelli da Fuligni, dottore in teologia. …

 

Venetia : Appresso Bernardo Basa, 1584.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [46], 212
    • Signatures: A⁸, b-e⁸f⁶A-2C⁸2D⁴.
  • References: Edit16, 10102; edition not in Adams; USTC 819534;
  • Language: Italian
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.25in X 4.25in (16cm x 11cm)
  • Rare with no other example for sale worldwide at present

 

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3062

Category

European History

Authors

CASTIGLIONE, Baldassarre

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete