Opera Omnia. Jacopo SANNAZARO.
Opera Omnia.
SOLDIER, POET, COURTIER

Opera Omnia.

Lyon, A. Gryphe 1581.

16mo. 106 [r. 206], [1]p.

18th-century blind-ruled calf (c. 1740, rubbed), spine and red morocco label gilt, red edges, green silk marker.

His literary innovations and felicitous high style earned him the sobriquet “the Christian Virgil”. He placed the pastoral genre at the center of contemporary literature, used secular imagery for sacred subjects, gave reign to voluptuous tenderness in “The Kiss” and invented the theme of “Arcadia”. In good condition (a few tiny marginal worm trails), two canceled manuscript title inscriptions.
¶Oberlé, Amoenitates poeticae latinae modernae 217; Ellinger, Geschichte der neulateinischen Literatur I: 59-62 (& passim in vols. 2-3); Gültlingen, Bibliographie des livres imprimés à Lyon au 16e siècle XIV: 180,201.

Item #10439

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