Il Libro del Cortegiano del Conte Baldesar Castiglione.

Creator

Castiglione, Baldesar.

Title

Il Libro del Cortegiano del Conte Baldesar Castiglione.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani,

Date

August 1528.

Description

The first edition of The Courtier, which sets forth in a series of dialogues the ideal conduct and learning of the perfect Renaissance gentleman. The author, Baldesar Castiglione (1478–1529), ordered 30 copies of this book printed on large paper, ostensibly as presentation copies, of which this is one. Bound in contemporary Italian goatskin, with the signature of Benedetto Accolti (1497–1549), Cardinal of Ravenna, on the titlepage.

Source

From the collection of T. Kimball Brooker.

Citation

Castiglione, Baldesar. , “Il Libro del Cortegiano del Conte Baldesar Castiglione. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed December 19, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/244.

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