1691 First Ed. Scarce Italian Vellum Book - Del terrestre Paradiso di Bonedetto Menzini
Author : Benedetto Menzini
Title : Del terrestre Paradiso di Bonedetto Menzini libri tre.
Language : Text in Italian
Publisher : In Roma : Per Gio. Battista Molo, 1691. First Edition.
Size : 6.5 " X 4 "
Pages : 80 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Good content (bright, some foxing and staining mostly on the upper margin of first pages - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 450)
The book : Scarce 17th century First edition the famous poem "Il Paradiso terrestre" by Menzini which is almost a continuation of the "Mondo creato" of Tasso, Menzini's favourite poet.
The author : Benedetto Menzini (b. at Florence, 1646; d. at Rome, 7 September 1704) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest and poet. In his satires he assails in acrid terms the hypocrisy prevailing in Tuscany in the last years of the Medici rule.His family being poor, he early became a teacher, becoming a professor of belles-lettres at Florence and Prato. He was already in Holy Orders.
In 1681 he failed to obtain the chair of rhetoric in the University of Pisa, partly because of the jealousy of other clerics and partly because of the acrimony constantly shown by him in his words and acts. In 1685 he went to Rome and enjoyed the favour of Queen Christina of Sweden, until her death in 1689. Pope Innocent XII then gave him a canonry, and appointed him to a chair of rhetoric in one of the institutions of the city of Rome
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