SPERONI, Sperone [with] GIRALDI, Giambattista

SPERONE, Speroni. Dialoghi.

Venice, figliuli d Aldo, 1552.


8vo. Italic letter, printer’s device surrounded by cherub and cornucopiae on t-p and verso of last. C18 ex libris of Gaureal Dumont on t-p, prob his bibliographical note on Sperone on fly. A good clean copy in C18 French calf, spine gilt, aer, green silk marker – a pretty little volume.

Good edition of this very popular collection of dialogues on a variety of subjects from love and women to oratory and language. The first collection of its sort in Italian. Sperone was regarded as one of the finest vernacular prose writers of C16 Italy.

BM STC It. p.636. Ren. 154:12. Cf Gamba 930.
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