The Triumphs of Petrarch. Florentine Poet Laureate As Translated by Boyd with a Note by the Brothers Johnson. FRANCISCO PETRARCH.

The Triumphs of Petrarch. Florentine Poet Laureate As Translated by Boyd with a Note by the Brothers Johnson.

Publisher: San Francisco: The Windsor Press, 1928.
Edition: First Windsor Press edition, #17 of 150 numbered copies.
Condition: Edges slightly rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 21700

Description

Small 8vo, contemporary full brown calf, gilt lettering. Vignette title-page.

Comments

¶ A handsome edition of Petrarch's lyrical poems, translated by the Irish poet Henry Boyd (1750-1832), and printed by James and Cecil Johnson of the Windsor Press. They preface the text with their scholarly “Apologia” in which they make some interesting typographical insights, particularly as regards Aldus Manutius's enthusiasm for combining Roman capitals with italic lettering.

Price: $350.00