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Title: Comitis Libri IV. De Curiali sive Aulico ex Italico Sermone in Latinum conversi Interprete Bartholomaeo Clerke. Recnesuit Samuel Drake.
Description: Cantabrigiae, Typis Academicis: Inpensis Guilielmi Innys...., 1713. 8vo, 176 x 106, pp. [xxxvi], 297 [298 - 303 Index, 304 - 310 blank], contemporary panelled calf; rear cover slightly defective but a very good copy. "The Book of the Courtier" is the usual translation of Libro del Cortigiano, published by Castiglione (1478 - 1529) published in 1528 but many years in the composition. The first version in English was by Thomas Hoby in 1561, and the work was widely reprinted in numbers translations and in the original Italian for two or three centuries. Bartholomew Clerke (1537 - 1590) translated the work into Latin in 1572, with three subsequent editions published in 1585, 1593, and 1603. Clerke is identified on the title-page in a contemporary hand, as "Coll. Regalis olim Socio"; in his career, he was scholar and fellow of King's College, Cambridge and a proctor of the university. Drake (1687/8 - 1753) edited the Latin translation while he was a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge.

Keywords: manners translation

Price: GBP 825.00 = appr. US$ 1178.09 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 9068

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