4to. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and original dust wrapper. 46pp plus letters printed in original Italian and translations into English. Illustrated with wood engravings by Richard Shirley Smith ‘The prettiest love letters in the world’ (in Byron s words) record the brief yet intense love affair between Lucrezia Borgia and Pietro Bembo in sixteenth century Venice; the gentle & chivalrous wordplay shows love in the Renaissance period at its refined best.
Size 26.5 x 18.5 cm ( 10 x 7 inches) Weight 450 grams
Publisher: Collins Harvill
Condition: As New
Illustrator: Shirley Smith (Richard)
Book ID: 60002229