La Terza Giornata delle Novelle de'Novizi. Italian, Pietro Fortini.

La Terza Giornata delle Novelle de'Novizi.

Siena: Per gli Eredi di Francesco Quinza, 1811. First edition thus. 12mo, original blue wrappers, [iv], 192 pages. Early ink title on spine and notation on front wrapper; rather worn, with some old creases; a little light scattered foxing. A very good copy. Item #16835

A series of erotic and romantic tales in the manner of Boccaccio from this 16th century Siennese author, giving an early look at Siennese parlor games and generally known as La Giornata della Novelle dei Novizi. "La litterature siennoise du XVIe siecle, qui se caracterise par une forte thematique erotique, compte donc un representant non negligeable en la personne de Pietro Fortini" (Francoise Glenisson, "Erotisme et Obscenite dans les Nouvelles de Pietro Fortini," Au Pays d'Eros, Paris, 1986).

Price: $50.00

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