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.
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