I Ragguagli di Parnasso: Or, Advertisements from Parnassus: In Two Centuries. With the Politick Touchstone. Written Originally in Italian by that Famous Roman Trajano Bocalini (sic). And now put into English by the Rt. Hon. Henry Earl of Monmouth. The Third Edition, Corrected.
London : Printed; and are to be sold by Tho. Guy at the Corner-Shop of Little Lombard-street and Cornhil 1674. Folio, a-b4, B- Z, Aa-Oo4, Pp2, eng. portrait of Henry Cary, Earl of Monmouth, by William Faithorne, opposite p. 1 of text, cont. blindstamped panelled calf, hinges imperceptibly repaired, a fine sound copy.
First published, in Italian, in 1612 this is Boccalini’s most important work. It satirises many of his eminent literary and political contemporaries and was widely influential throughout 17th century Europe not only for its topicality but also for its anti-Spanish pro-republican sentiments. It was translated into English by Henry Carey, second earl of Monmouth (1596-1661)
Reference: Wing B 3383
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