Passions theory of 16th century. EQUICOLA. D'alveto di natura d'amore.

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Passions theory of 16th century. EQUICOLA. D'alveto di natura d'amore.
 EQUICOLA, Mario. D'alveto di natura d'amore. Vinegia, G. Giolito De' Ferrari, 1562

Small 8vo, 150x100 mm; binding in boards. Polychrome edges. Printer's mark on titlepage. Woodcut initial letters and ornaments. Nice specimen.

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Beautiful edition. It is an authentic encyclopedia of the courtesan civilization, which had ample luck. The work, dedicated to Isabella d'Este, of which the scholar was for many years a preceptor, is part of the Renaissance neoplatonism, and mixes elements derived from Marsilio Ficino with stylistic traits. According to some sources, later denied in subsequent studies, the work was originally written in Latin, but only published in the vernacular. "Sono in essa trattate le questioni della filosofia d'amore ch'erano in voga ai tempi dell'autore ed curioso spezialmente il Libro primo, in cui egli passa in rassegna i nomi di quelli che sullo stesso argomento, sia in versi, sia in prosa, avevano scritto prima di lui" (Gamba, p. 410). 
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