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CASTIGLIONE, Baldassare (1478-1529). Libro llamado El Cortesano, translated by Juan Boscán. Salamanca: Pedro Tovans, 1540. 4° (200 x 140mm). Black letter. Title in red and black within woodcut architectural border, woodcut initials. (Without final blank, title and first gathering repaired, some browning and a few small stains.) Red morocco by Brugalla, gilt supralibros, gilt spine-lettering, turn-ins and edges. Provenance: purchased from Librería Puvill, 1958, and rebound.
CASTIGLIONE, Baldassare (1478-1529). Libro llamado El Cortesano, translated by Juan Boscán. Salamanca: Pedro Tovans, 1540. 4° (200 x 140mm). Black letter. Title in red and black within woodcut architectural border, woodcut initials. (Without final blank, title and first gathering repaired, some browning and a few small stains.) Red morocco by Brugalla, gilt supralibros, gilt spine-lettering, turn-ins and edges. Provenance: purchased from Librería Puvill, 1958, and rebound.

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CASTIGLIONE, Baldassare (1478-1529). Libro llamado El Cortesano, translated by Juan Boscán. Salamanca: Pedro Tovans, 1540. 4° (200 x 140mm). Black letter. Title in red and black within woodcut architectural border, woodcut initials. (Without final blank, title and first gathering repaired, some browning and a few small stains.) Red morocco by Brugalla, gilt supralibros, gilt spine-lettering, turn-ins and edges. Provenance: purchased from Librería Puvill, 1958, and rebound.

Third edition, the first to divide the text into chapters. Boscán was sent Castiglione's Cortegiano by his close friend Garcilaso. His translation is regarded as a particularly fine example of Castilian prose. 'Es el mejor libro en prosa castellana escrito en España durante la primera mitad del siglo XVI. Si es admirable la prosa italiana de Castiglione, no lo es menos la castellana de nuestro Boscán ....' (Palau of the 1534 first edition). Palau III, 47957.

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