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Borgia, Lucrezia, 1480–1519

The prettiest love letters in the world : letters between Lucrezia Borgia & Pietro Bembo 1503 to 1519 / translation and preface Hugh Shankland ; wood engravings Richard Shirley Smith.

Additional Title(s):

Messer Pietro mio

Boston : David R. Godine, [2001]
Physical Description:
46, [66] p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
MSS 17 Moss no. 115
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Roger W. Moss
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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
"First published in a limited edition in the U.K. in 1985 as Messer Pietro mio by Libanus Press, Marlborough. This edition first published in the U.K. by Collins Harvill, London"--Title page verso.
"First U.S. edition published in 1987 by David R. Godine ... First softcover printing, 2001"--Title page verso.
The 9 extant letters from Lucrezia Borgia to Cardinal Bembo are preserved in the Biblioteca ambrosiana, Milan (Ms. H.246).
Includes 6 poems (1 in Spanish, 5 in Italian) with English translations.
Moss, R.W. Richard Shirley Smith, 115
Includes bibliographical references (p. 45).
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original wrappers.
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 -- Papal States -- Correspondence.
Italy -- Intellectual life -- 1268-1559 -- Sources.
Nobility -- Italy -- Papal States -- Correspondence.
Papal States -- Nobility -- Correspondence.
Bembo, Pietro, 1470-1547.
Shankland, Hugh.
Shirley Smith, Richard, engraver.
Moss, Roger W., 1940- former owner.

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