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DOLCE, Lodovico (1508-1568).
DIALOGO
Venezia: Gabriel Giolito de’ Ferrari,, 1545. First Edition. 8vo, 80 leaves, with printer's device on title page. Bound with:I quattro libri delle osservationi... Di nuovo da lui medesimo ricoretti, et ampliati, con le apostille. Sesta editione. 8vo. 240 pp. With the printer’s device on the title-page. Bound in 17th century vellum over boards, manuscript title on the spine, blue edges, entry of ownership on the title-page of the second work: Erdman p. 166. ‘Degli Sampericoli’, which had been thoroughly annotated by a contemporary hand (these annotations contain corrections and remarks on the Italian language and are slightly shaved), first title -page a bit stained, some foxing, but a very good, genuine copy. Venezia, Gabriel Giolito de’ Ferrari, 1560. RARE FIRST EDITION of this treatise of conduct for women, which aimed to define the nature of women, their role in society and their behavior in everyday life. It adopts the tripartite division used since the Middle Ages by preachers in their sermons by status: unmarried girls, married women and widows (cf. H. Sanson, Introduction, in: “Lodovico Dolce, Dialogo della institutione delle donne”, Cambridge, 2015, pp. 1 “In 1545, Giolito published the Dialogo lella institution delle donne, by the poligrafo Lodovico Dolce, a close collaborator; it was republished in 1547, 1553, and 1560. Actually, it was a close adaptation of the Spanish humanist Juan Luis Vives’s well -known De institutione feminae Christianae (1524), one of the first works exclusively treating women’s education and proper conduct. Vives’ … [Click Below for Full Description]
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