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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. English

Boston : David R. Godine, 1987.
Physical Description:
46, [66] p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
MSS 17 Moss no. 114
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Roger W. Moss
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"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 United States trade edition ... . Printed and bound by Horowitz/Rae Book Manufacturers, Fairfield New Jersey, on Mohawk Ticonderoga Text. "--Moss.
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, 114
Bibliography: p. 45.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original red cloth with simple typeset dust jacket.
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.
Nobility -- Italy -- Papal States -- Correspondence.
Papal States -- Nobility -- Correspondence.
Wood engravings -- 1987.
Bembo, Pietro, 1470-1547.
Shankland, Hugh.
Shirley Smith, Richard, engraver.
Moss, Roger W., 1940- former owner.

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