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L' Argenide di Giovanni Barclaio.

Author Barclay, John.
Title L' Argenide di Giovanni Barclaio.
Imprint Venetia [Venice]: Pietro Maria Bertano,
Date of Publication 1636
Language Italian
Notes The Library has recently acquired a number of early editions of the Franco-Scottish author John Barclay to increase its holdings of one of the most widely-read and influential literary figures of 17th-century Europe. This Italian translation of Barclay's political romance "Argenis" was made by Carl' Antonio Cocastello and edited by Christoforo Tomasini. First published in Turin in 1630, it followed another Italian translation made by Francesco Pona that was originally published in Venice in 1629. "Argenis" was Barclay's last work, completed only days before his death, and his greatest one. Composed in Rome as Barclay was working at the papal court at the time, but printed in Paris in 1621, Barclay's novel, describing the story of Princess Argenis and her suitors, offered an allegorical presentation of European history in transition from the 16th to the 17th centuries.
Shelfmark RB.s.2803
Reference Sources Shaaber B144
Acquired on 29/05/10
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