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Erotic. BAFFO. Opere di Giorgio Baffo veneto.

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Erotic. BAFFO. Opere di Giorgio Baffo veneto.
 BAFFO, Giorgio. Opere di Giorgio Baffo veneto. Cosmopoli, 1789

4 Vols.large 8vo; Contemporary quarter calf binding, gilt titles and ornaments on the spine, corners; Title page, Plate with portarit, pp. 312, 2 nn.; Title page, pp. 312, 2 nn.; Title page, pp. 312; Title page, pp. 312; Title pages within frame, errata leaf at the end of the first vols., round type. Fine specimen on blue paper.

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First edition of the complete works. Giorgio Baffo's poems, largely in Venetian dialect, are among the most licentious of all literary history, but the importance of his work should not be confined to the curious dialectal peculiarity. The work was printed posthumously by Lord Pembroke, a friend and enthusiastic admirer of the author. Giorgio Baffo, protagonist of theatrical polemics with Goldoni, is especially known for his obscene poems in Venetian dialect. Apollinaire, who appreciated him in this capacity, called him the greatest libertine poet of all time. Casanova in his Memoirs speaks of it as a superior genius. Gamba, Series of writings imprinted in the Venetian dialect, p. 154. The work is offered with a valid export license.
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