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Buoni, Tommaso (1574-1607) Problemes of Beauty, Love, and all Humane Affections, with a Discourse of Beauty by the Same Author. Transla

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3117B
Lot:
28
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$5,228$4,250

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

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Buoni, Tommaso (1574-1607) Problemes of Beauty, Love, and all Humane Affections, with a Discourse of Beauty by the Same Author. Translated into English by S.L. Gent. London: Printed for Edward Blount, and William Aspley, 1618. First edition, 12mo, rare, no auction sales; ESTC lists two U.S. copies (both at Harvard); title page and errata remargined, ex libris Frances Freeling and Samuel Boddington (with bookplates); contents good, later boards, rebacked, hinges starting, 5 x 2 1/2 in.

Perhaps you have wondered, "Why is Love called a flame, a fire, and the like?"; "Why doe Lovers in the presence of those they Love knowe not how to frame their speech?"; or "Why hath nature geven to every thing a Desire?" this rare text shines some early 17th century light onto these and other questions that still persist in 2018.

B-O12, P10.
http://estc.bl.uk/S1065
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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Keywords

Edward Blount, Samuel Boddington, William Aspley, Frances Freeling, London, United States, Aspley, Boddington, Book design, Bookplate, ESTC, Freeling, Why

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