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Consigli cavallereschi del Signor Francesco Birago, ne' quali si ragiona circa il modo di far le paci. Con un apologia cavalleresca per il Sig. Torquato Tasso, ed alcuni pareri in materia d'onor, e di paci del Sig. Alessandro Guarini, al nome immortale dell' illustriss. Sig. Co. Rainiero Marescotti.

BIRAGO, Francesco.

Published by (Parma?),, 1686?., 1686
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8°, contemporary Italian paper boards, green floral-patterned paper spine (head of spine chipped). Woodcut vignette on second title-page, woodcut tailpieces and initial letters. Occasional spotting, a few small stains. Leaf a1 nearly detached. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Early ownership inscription, scored, on title-page. Engraved title, (10 ll.), 230 pp., (1 blank l.), 56 pp. *** Third edition. The Consigli cavallereschi is bound with, as issued, the Pareri in materia d' onor, e di paci of Alessandro Guarini (first published Ferrara, 1611), with separate title-page bearing the imprint: In Ferrara, et in Parma: Per Giuseppe dall' Oglio, & Ippolito Rosati, 1686. The first part of the Consigli appeared in Milan, 1623, with a second part in 1624; both parts were printed together in 1637. It contains series of 30 counsels to various Italian noblemen on points of etiquette, advising when an honorable peace may be made and when they must resort to a duel for the sake of their honor. Pages 210-30 contain the "Apologia del Signor Francesco Birago a favor del Sig. Torquato Tasso contro il Sig. Gio. Battista Olevano." Birago (b. 1562, d. 1640 or after 1647), a native of Milan, was greatly respected in his own time for his writings on the peaceful resolution of disputes among the quarreling Italian nobility. Manzoni, however, attacked him in I promessi sposi as the prototype of the idle and awkward negotiator of the "punto d'onore."*** Levi & Gelli, p. 114. Not in Thimm, which lists only the Bologna, 1686 edition. NUC: CLSU. Bookseller Inventory # 20453

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Title: Consigli cavallereschi del Signor Francesco ...

Publisher: (Parma?),, 1686?.

Publication Date: 1686

Binding: Hardcover

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