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Montemayor, Jorge de.
Los Siete Libros de la Diana de George de Montemajor. Où sous le nom de Bergers & Bergeres sont compris les amours des plus signalez d'Espagne. Traduicts [sic] d'Espagnol en François, & conferez és deux langues. P.S.G.P. [édition bilingue française and castellane de ‚Diana' de Jorge de Montemajor].
[Bilingual French-Castellan / Edição bilingue castelhano-francês]. Paris, De l'imprimerie d'Anthoine du Brueil, 1613. Small Octavo. Collated complete: Engraved titlepage, [6], 347, [21] pages. [Pagecount of 347 is incorrect and should be „694", because only every second page is imprinted with progressing numeration]. Beautiful, recent Hardcover / Modern half-leather with gilt lettering on spine and marbled, paper-covered boards. New endpapers. Bookblock and interior in very good and firm condition. Faded dampstain to some of the text only. Very rare and important renaissance-publication. The Seven Books of the ‚Diana' (Spanish: ‚Los siete libros de la Diana') is a pastoral romance written in Spanish by the Portuguese author Jorge de Montemayor. The romance was first published in 1559, though later editions expanded upon the original text. A sixteenth-century bestseller, the Diana helped launch a vogue for stories about shepherds, shepherdesses, and their experiences in love. One of its most famous readers was William Shakespeare, who seems to have borrowed the Proteus-Julia-Sylvia plot of The Two Gentlemen of Verona from Felismena's tale in the Diana. While inspired by Jacobo Sannazaro's Arcadia, Montemayor's Diana is arguably the first major work of pastoral prose fiction in the Renaissance, placing just as much emphasis on its ongoing plot and interwoven stories as on the poems sung by its shepherd protagonists. The Diana is significant for being one of the most popular works of early modern fiction not merely in Spain, but abroad as well. By Julián Arribas' count, there … [Click Below for Full Description]
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