The Prettiest Love Letters in the World. Letters between Lucrezia Borgia and Pietro Bembo 1503-1519.

Boston: David R. Godine, [2001]. Slim 8vo, 46; [66]pp. Original beige printed wrappers lettered in red, brown, and blue; illustrated by means of facsimiles within the text from wood engravings in black and white. Fine. Reprint. A collection of love letters, translated by Hugh Shankland, that reveals the true nature of two historical figures as well as the nature of their bond. Pietro Bembo and Lucrezia Borgia maintained a covert love affair for sixteen years, despite the dangers common to anyone outside the accepted social boundaries of the Italian Renaissance. Naturally, the text is set in Monotype Bembo. (Item Id: 104532)

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