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Sun, Jan 14, 2024 12:00PM EST
Lot 95


Estimate: $525 - $600

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Year/Century: 16th century
Language: Italian
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Binding: Vellum
Description: [Theatre] Scipione, Bargagli I contenuti della SCIPION BARGAGLI, che rappresentano vaghe donne e giouani huomini, sono versati e givochi diletteuoli: Storytelling: recite a few romantic poems. Giunti, B., Venice, 1592 Dimensions: 5 3/4 by 7 3/4"; pages: 88.etched title mark in wood first flimsy vellum Lower inner margin is damp and waterstained; first and last leaves have some paper loss at the lower margin; back cover is missing in part; binding is soiled; ties are missing. Written in Italian Scipione Bargagli was an Italian writer who lived in Siena from October 27, 1540, to October 27, 1612. He was born into an aristocratic Sienese family and lived a long life (1540–1612) in Siena, the birthplace of a thriving humanistic society. He recalls the conversation on the topic of language found in The Rime and the Lettere and the Turamino, which is the speaking and writing of Siena (Siena 1602). His Treatise on Companies (Siena, after Luca Bonetti, 1578; increased edition Venetia, after Francesco de' Franceschi from Siena, 1594) is better known and has made him the Aristotle of this learned subject. However, his reputation is still sustained by his Entertainments (Venetia, Bernardo Giunti, 1587; edited by Laura Ricco, Rome, Salerno, 1989), where amiable women and young men tell stories and sing a few love songs. The book's most appealing section consists of the six short stories of diverse, even opposing, subjects that Gaetano Poggiali separated from the entire work and published as a stand-alone collection. The introduction, which is based on the Decameron's, focuses on the treatment of games and amorous questions and doubts. Other minor works by Bargagli include the Rovesci delle medaglie (Siena 1599), the translation of book VI of Pierio Valeriano's Hieroglyfici (included in the Venice 1602 vernacular edition of this humanist's works), and the translation of Jephthah, or The Vow, a Latin tragedy by Scotsman George Buchanan (Lucca 1587 and Venice 1600).


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