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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-75) Amorosa visione Edited and wit...

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-75). Amorosa visione . Edited and with Apologia ... della Poesia del Boccaccio by Girolamo Claricio (1470-1521). Milan: Zannotti Castiglione for Andrea Calvo, 10 February 1521. With final blank. Woodcut ornamental initials.
BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-75). Amorosa visione . Edited and with Apologia ... della Poesia del Boccaccio by Girolamo Claricio (1470-1521). Milan: Zannotti Castiglione for Andrea Calvo, 10 February 1521. With final blank. Woodcut ornamental initials. [ Bound with :] BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (attributed to). Urbano . [Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, c. 1492-93]. Collation: A-G 4 H 6 (A1 title, verso blank, A2 prologue, text, H6 blank). 26 lines. Type: 1:113R. 4-line initial space with guide-letter opening text. 2 works in one volume, 4° (204 x 141mm). Antwerp binding of c.1540s by Claes van Doermaele, blind-panelled calf over pasteboard, central panel of Charles V [cf. Weale B.94] signed "CVD" on both covers within heads-in-medallion roll, old spine labels, red sprinkled edges (missing 2 fore-edge ties, repaired at spine ends and corners, a little rubbed); modern cloth folding box. Provenance : Johannes Hoyel (contemporary inscription) -- ANDREW FLETCHER OF SALTOUN (Scottish patriot, 1653-1726; 16th-century inscription). FIRST EDITION OF BOTH WORKS. A poem in 50 cantos of terza rima, the Amorosa visione tells of a dreamer with a female guide, encountering five 'triumphs' as frescoes within a castle; emerging into a garden landscape, he eventually discovers his beloved. It is reminiscent of Dante and presages Petrarch; contemporaries thought the work post-dated Petrarch's Trionfi , but it is now recognised as pre-dating that work. The present edition is Branca's "B" text, considered to represent Boccaccio's own revisions, albeit with some intervention by its humanist editor Claricio. Claricio also added his own defense of Boccaccio's poetry. Urbano is here presented as a newly discovered text by Boccaccio but it is in fact a spurious work, now variously assigned. The Flemish binder Claes van Doermaele came to Antwerp in 1533 and became Stadsboekbinder in 1543, following the death of Willem Vorsterman; he was active until at least 1549. Willems, Bibliotheca Fletcheriana , p.34. I: cf. Gamba 224; Brunet I: 994 'edition rare'. II: cf. Branca, "L'editio princeps della Amorosa visione ", La Bibliofilia , XI, 1938, 40-50. Not in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek; HCR 3312; GW 4502; BMC VI, 826 (IA. 28939-40); CIBN B-553; Goff B-762.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts
Auktionsdatum: 23.11.2010
Adresse: Christie's
23 November 2010, London, King Street