IL NOVO CORTEGGIANO
Il novo corteggiano de vita cauta et morale. [Venice: Giovanni Tacuino, c. 1530]
4to (202 x 152mm.), title within woodcut border, woodcut initials (one with a portrait of a monk), with both final blanks (one used as rear pastedown), contemporary limp vellum, lacking two pairs of alum-tawed ties
This treatise has been attributed both to Mario Equicola and to Girolamo Savonarola. It is an ascetic treatise with counter-reformation tendencies, with no connection to the renaissance courts of Castiglione.
Edit16 34939; Sander 6978
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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