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CIVIL CONVERSATIONE . Divisa in Quattro Libri; uovamente dall' Istesso Auttore Corretta, & diuersi luoghi di molte cose, non meno utili, che piaceuoli, ampliata.

GUAZZO, Stefano (1530-1593)

Published by Altobello Salicato, Venice, 1588
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8vo, ff (20),316. Bound in old calf, quite worn, spine chipped, covers still sound (cords solid). This edition not in NUC, Adams, or B. L. Heltzel (p. 66) lists a Venice, 1580 edition as well as a London, 1581 English translation and a London 1586 edition with the fourth book added; Aresty p. 302 (for the first edition of 1580). OCLC locates two copies (NC, EU), with just the Duke copy noted for the US. Possibly a straight reprint of the 1580 Salicato edition which has the same format and foliation. From 1579 on, all Salicato editions make the claim of being newly corrected and enlarged by the author. Printer's device on title page. Leaves 236 and 271 misnumbered 23 and 171 respectively. This is the book that outlined the courtier tradition in England, "You have swarved nothing at all in this discourse from the dutie of a perfect Courtier, whose propertie it is to do all things with careful diligence, and skillfull art: mary yet so that the art is so hidden, and the whole seemeth to be doone by chance, that he may thereby be had in more admiration." Stefano Guazzo, The Civil Conversation (1574), tr. George Pettie (1581). Bookseller Inventory # 22034

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Title: CIVIL CONVERSATIONE . Divisa in Quattro ...

Publisher: Altobello Salicato, Venice

Publication Date: 1588

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