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The prettiest love letters in the world : letters between Lucrezia Borgia & Pietro Bembo, 1503 to 1519

Author: Lucrezia Borgia; Pietro Bembo; Hugh Shankland; Richard Shirley Smith
Publisher: Boston : David R. Godine, 1987.
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
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Borgia, Lucrezia, 1480-1519.
Prettiest love letters in the world.
Boston : David R. Godine, 1987
(OCoLC)777754291
Named Person: Lucrezia Borgia; Pietro Bembo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucrezia Borgia; Pietro Bembo; Hugh Shankland; Richard Shirley Smith
ISBN: 0879237163 9780879237165
OCLC Number: 17339655
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 Cardinal Bembo's letters were selected from various published and unpublished sources.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, [66] p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Responsibility: translation and preface, Hugh Shankland ; wood engravings, Richard Shirley Smith.

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