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Borgia, Lucrezia, 1480–1519
Messer Pietro mio : letters between Lucrezia Borgia & Pietro Bembo / translation & preface, Hugh Shankland ; wood engravings, Richard Shirley Smith.
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England : Libanus Press, 1985.
Physical Description:
46, [66] p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
MSS 17 Moss no. 111
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Roger W. Moss
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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View finding aid for the Roger W. Moss Collection of manuscript, original art and printed material by and about Richard Shirley Smith
" This edition is limited to one hundred and fifty copies, numbered 1-135, & A-O for the fifteen special copies with an extra set of prints ...Printed in 14-point Monotype Bembo on Barcham Green handmade Chester."--Colophon.
The 9 extant letters from Lucrezia Borgia to Cardinal Bembo are preserved in the Biblioteca ambrosiana, Milan (Ms. H.246); they were published in 1859 under title: Lettere di Lucrezia Borgia a messer Pietro Bembo. Six were in Italian, 3 in Spanish. Cardinal Bembo's letters were selected from various published and unpublished sources.
Includes 6 poems (1 in Spanish, 5 in Italian) with English translations.
Bibliography: p. 45.
Moss, R.W. Richard Shirley Smith, 111
Bain, I. Wood engravings of Richard Shirley Smith, 265-282
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 54 of 135, signed by Richard Shirley Smith. Bound in original tan quarter morocco and gilt-stamped boards; in slip case. Two printed prospectuses for this work laid in.
BAC: From the Roger W. Moss Collection of manuscript, original art and printed material by and about Richard Shirley Smith.
Subject Terms:
Bembo, Pietro, 1470-1547 -- Correspondence.
Borgia, Lucrezia, 1480-1519 -- Correspondence.
Humanists -- Italy -- Correspondence.
Italy -- Intellectual life -- 1268-1559 -- Sources.
Libanus Press -- Publisher.
Nobility -- Papal States -- Correspondence.
Wood engravings -- 1985.
Shankland, Hugh.
Shirley Smith, Richard, engraver.
Bembo, Pietro, 1470-1547.
Moss, Roger W., 1940- former owner.

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