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Delicado, Francisco, fl. 1480-1533.
Retrato de la Loçana andaluza : en lengua espan~ola, muy clarissi´ma, co[m]puesto en Roma ; el qual retrato demuestra lo que en Roma passaua y contiene munchas mas cosas que la Celestina
Valencia: Galleres de Tipografia Moderna, 1950.
28cm, 15 unstitched gatherings of 8 pp each, laid loose in a cream wrapper printed in red and white. Page edges unopened. Wrapper has light soiling; tape repairs at ends of spine; contents fine, cover VG..Facsimile reprint of the only known copy of the 1st edition, [Venice? 1528?], preserved in the Austrian National Library in Vienna. No 133 of a limited edition of 218 copies printed on specially made "Royal Annam" paper. Woodcut illustrations, text in gothic letter. "Francisco Delicado (or Delgado) (c. 1480 - c. 1535) was a Spanish writer and editor of the Renaissance. Little is known about his life. He was born in Cordoba, Spain and, by uncertain reasons, he moved to Rome, where he became vicar and Italianized his surname to Delicado. After the sack of Rome, he went to Venice where he wrote his novel Portrait of Lozana: The Lusty Andalusian Woman (El retrato de la Loçana Andaluza, 1528), that continues on the lines of the novel in dialogue exemplified by Celestina. The book is a social and historical portrait of Rome and its dark side in the first years of the 16th century, and one of the first works of the picaresque novel." - Wikipedia. Note.:just over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$275.00                          Book Number: 41697                          Order / Enquire



Tasso, Torquato (1544-95)
King Torrismondo. Dual Language Edition. Translation, Introductory Essays, and Notes by Maria Pastore Passaro
New York: Fordham University Press, 1997.
Colour glossy boards. pp viii, 332. Sunning to the pink portion of the spine, light foxing to top page edges, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner marks, no jacket (as issued). The first direct translation from the Italian into English. A dramatic tragedy, with Italian and English text on facing pages.
$19.95                          Book Number: 27851                          Order / Enquire



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