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17 Novella of Petrarchan Style. PARABOSCO. I ...

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PARABOSCO, Jerome. I Diporti. Venice, Battista Mamello, 1564. 8vo small; 145x90 mm. Hard vellum binding. Marbled cuts. Gold titles on gusset to spine. 118 cc. Manuscript Paper 9: antique hand integration with handwriting that very accurately reproduces the Italic characters of the printed text. Mark on title page depicting a bust of Caesar in oval frame. Init. xyl. Slight foxing on a few pages, moisture halo on a few endpapers. Good copy. Lovely Venetian edition of arguably Parabosco's most successful work. This is a collection of 17 novellas along the lines of those in the Decameron, in which a group of gentlemen and men of letters, forced by bad weather to take refuge in a hut on an island in the Venetian lagoon during a fishing trip, pass the time by taking turns telling a novella, some very interesting and lively, a starting point for discussion of love affairs. Garland - Collarile: "The heterogeneity of the content testifies not so much to the declining exemplarity of the Boccaccio model as to the openness of the narrative to the multifaceted cues offered by the coeval proliferation of genres such as dialogue and treatise. It is probable that the discussions reflected the interests of the cultural coterie that gathered around Domenico Venier, to whom, with Parabosco, many of the figures of the Diporti are connected more or less directly: Girolamo Molin, Federico Badoer, Anton Jacopo Corso, Ercole Bentivoglio, Alessandro Lambertini, Giambattista Susio; but also Pietro Aretino, Sperone Speroni and the painter Tiziano Vecellio. It was precisely because of these academic frequentations that Parabosco was to be recognized in the young musician depicted in the famous Venus and the Organist preserved in the Prado Museum in Madrid (cf. Caffi, 1854, 1987, p. 82 note). "Daniele Ghirlanda - Luigi Collarile. D.B.I., Vol. 81, 2014. 8vo; 145x90 mm. Stiff vellum binding. Marbled edges. Gilt titles on spine. Leaves 118. Leaf 9 manuscript: integration of an ancient hand with writing that very precisely reproduces the Italic type of the printed text. Printer's device on the title page depicting a bust of Caesar in an oval frame. Slight foxing on some pages, dampstain on a few leaves at the end. Good copy. Gracious Venetian edition of Parabosco's undoubtedly most successful work. It is a collection of 17 short stories similar to those of the Decameron in which a group of gentlemen and men of letters, forced by bad weather to take refuge in a hut on an island in the Venetian lagoon during a fishing trip, pass the time by taking turns telling a short story, some very interesting and lively, a starting point for discussing love issues. Garland - Collarile: "The heterogeneity of content testifies not so much to the declining exemplarity of the Boccaccio model as to the narrative's openness to the multifaceted cues offered by the coeval proliferation of genres such as dialogue and treatise. It is probable that the discussions reflected the interests of the cultural coterie that gathered around Domenico Venier, to whom, with Parabosco, many of the figures of the Diporti are connected more or less directly: Girolamo Molin, Federico Badoer, Anton Jacopo Corso, Ercole Bentivoglio, Alessandro Lambertini, Giambattista Susio; but also Pietro Aretino, Sperone Speroni and the painter Tiziano Vecellio. It is precisely because of these academic frequentations that Parabosco has been sought to be recognized in the young musician depicted in the famous Venus and the Organist preserved in the Prado Museum in Madrid (see Caffi, 1854, 1987, p. 82 note)." Caffi, 1854, 1987, p. 82 note; Daniele Ghirlanda - Luigi Collarile. D.B.I., Vol. 81, 2014.