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Bembo, Pietro
Gli Asolani; De gliasolani di M. Pietro Bembo nequali si ragiona d'amore primo (-terzo) libro (1530)
Venice: Stampati per Giouanantonio & i Fratelli da Sabbio. 1530. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Stated Edition Seconda, 1530. Paginated complete (A-1 blank; A-2 with title at top of page; publisher's information and date on last page, O-3); 3 volumes in one, (214) pp. In early 20th century quarter leather and marbled boards, old bookplate from the prestigious Biddle family of Philadelphia, text very good and bright, last third of text has mild dampstain tidemark to upper outer corner of margins, otherwise handsome clean copy. Bembo first composed and published this treatise on the art of courtly love in the early 16th century and its poetry was widely performed (most of the book is prose) -- he later tested his own advice by having a famous affair with Lucretia Borgia.
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