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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Borgia, Lucrezia, 1480-1519.
Prettiest love letters in the world.
Boston : David R. Godine, 1987
|Named Person:||Lucrezia Borgia; Pietro Bembo|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Lucrezia Borgia; Pietro Bembo; Hugh Shankland; Richard Shirley Smith
|Notes:||"First published in a limited edition in the U.K. in 1985 as Messer Pietro mio by Libanus Press, Marlborough. This edition first published in the U.K. by Collins Harvill, London."
The 9 extant letters from Lucrezia Borgia to Cardinal Bembo are preserved in the Biblioteca ambrosiana, Milan (Ms. H.246); they were published in 1859 under title: Lettere di Lucrezia Borgia a messer Pietro Bembo. Six were in Italian, 3 in Spanish. Cardinal Bembo's letters were selected from various published and unpublished sources.
Includes 6 poems (1 in Spanish, 5 in Italian)--with English translations.
|Description:||46,  p. : ill. ; 26 cm.|
|Responsibility:||translation and preface, Hugh Shankland ; wood engravings, Richard Shirley Smith.|