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ASSARINO, Luca.
Raguagli Del Regno d'Amore Cipro.
In Venetia, per li Turrini. 1646 [16], 292 [ie 192]. 12mo. Old waterstain visible on original coarse grain paper wrappers, not intrusive in text. Hand-lettered backstrip, sl. worn.Unrecorded by Copac, which only notes editions of 1642 and 1654 (although another was published in Turin also in 1646). Assarino, 1602–72, was a Genoese writer, probably born in Potosì in Bolivia, who led a turbulent life as a political informer, with several spells in prison. He compiled Il Sincero, the first Italian newspaper, and historical works, such as Delle rivoluzioni di Catalogna (1644) and Delle Guerre e Successi d'Italia (1662). His extremely successful novels included La Stratonica (1635), which was translated into French, English, and German, and L'Almerinda (1640), later expanded and completely reworked in I Giuochi di Fortuna (1655). (Ref: Oxford Companion to Italian Literature.)
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