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Montemayor, Jorge de (1520?-1561) Diana of George of Montemayor: Translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong of the Midd

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
120
Sold for:
$9,225$7,500

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Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

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Montemayor, Jorge de (1520?-1561) Diana of George of Montemayor: Translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong of the Middle Temple Gentleman. London: Printed by Edm. Bollifant, Impensis G[eorge] B[ishop], 1598. First edition, folio, title page printed within elaborate woodcut compartment with bull's head at the foot, bound in full modern leather, repairs to final leaf, contents generally good, 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.

An early romance originally written in Portuguese, The Seven Books of Diana was first published in its original language in 1559. It popularized the theme of shepherd and shepherdess romances and was followed by many imitators. Shakespeare is thought to have been a reader, as the plot involving Proteus, Julia, and Silvia from Two Gentlemen of Verona was borrowed from Felismena's Tale in Diana.

a4, A-Z6, Aa-Rr6, Ss8.
http://estc.bl.uk/S122233
Estimate $10,000-15,000


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Keywords

Bartholomew Yong, Jorge de, Bartholomew Young, Culture, Diana, Early Modern literature, Jorge de Montemor, Literature, Montemayor, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, London, Verona

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