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The Resource Copia di un caso notabile interuenuto a un gran gentil'huomo genouese : cosa molto utile da intender et di gran piacere : alli illustrissimi et liberallissimi signori gentilhuomini di Venetia M. Vincenzo Cancelliere da Pistoia, astrologo

Copia di un caso notabile interuenuto a un gran gentil'huomo genouese : cosa molto utile da intender et di gran piacere : alli illustrissimi et liberallissimi signori gentilhuomini di Venetia M. Vincenzo Cancelliere da Pistoia, astrologo

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Copia di un caso notabile interuenuto a un gran gentil'huomo genouese : cosa molto utile da intender et di gran piacere : alli illustrissimi et liberallissimi signori gentilhuomini di Venetia M. Vincenzo Cancelliere da Pistoia, astrologo
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Copia di un caso notabile interuenuto a un gran gentil'huomo genouese
Title remainder
cosa molto utile da intender et di gran piacere : alli illustrissimi et liberallissimi signori gentilhuomini di Venetia M. Vincenzo Cancelliere da Pistoia, astrologo
Title variation
  • Copia di vn caso notabile intervenvto a vn gran gentil'hvomo genovese
  • Copia di un caso notabile intervenuto a un gran gentil'huomo genovese
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Summary
Although the work is attributed to one Vincenzo Cancelliere of Pistoia, astrologer, it is actually a plagiarism of the first "novella" of Piacevoli notti by Giovan Francesco Straparola, often considered to be the "founding father of the fairy tale."
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Citation location within source
  • CNCE 15200
  • I:253
  • I:229-230
  • no. 151
Citation source
  • EDIT 16
  • Melzi, G. Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani
  • Passano, G. Novellieri italiani in prosa
  • Catalogo de' novellieri italiani posseduti dal conte Anton-Maria Borromeo (2a. edizione)
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no index present
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non fiction
Summary expansion
Straparola's Piacevoli notti, first printed in Venice in 1550 by Orpheo dalla Carta, follows the arrangement of Boccaccio's Decamerone, in which a group of people, fleeing an unhappy situation, are forced to take shelter together and begin telling stories. In Straparola's Notti, the bishop-elect of Lodi, Ottaviano Maria Sforza, and his daughter, Lucretia, are forced to flee Venice for political reasons, and take refuge in a palace on the island of Murano. The bishop and his daughter, in the company of a group of ladies and gentlemen--including Pietro Bembo and his friend Gregorio Casali--gather to dance, sing ballads, pose and solve riddles, and tell stories. Within this scenario, Straparola presents 75 short prose tales, which include classic fairy tales, such as "Beauty and the Beast"; Straparola's own original tale, the now world-famous "Puss in Boots"; romances of chivalry; and stories of intrigue and popular Italian life. See W.G. Waters, "The mysterious Giovan Francesco Straparola, founding father of the fairy tale," in The great fairty tale tradition: from Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm, ed. by Jack Zipes (NY: Norton, 2001), p. 869-879
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Copia di un caso notabile interuenuto a un gran gentil'huomo genouese : cosa molto utile da intender et di gran piacere : alli illustrissimi et liberallissimi signori gentilhuomini di Venetia M. Vincenzo Cancelliere da Pistoia, astrologo
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  • Typographical style and use of large oval portrait medallion on title page suggest Comin da Trino di Monferrato as possible printer. The portrait of a bearded man, encircled with motto: "Per simil variar natura è bella," was one of the many devices used by Comin da Trino, and may have even been his own portrait. See the portraits on other works printed by Comin, such as Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando innamorato of 1560, and Gabriele Simeoni's Le III parti del campo de primi studii of 1546
  • Signatures: A4
  • Woodcuts: medallion portrait on title page against a background of laurel wreaths, figures of the goddess Athena (Minerva) and god Hermes (Mercury) and other classical figures; encircling the portrait is the motto "Per simil variar natura è bella," and below, another caption on ribbon: "Del cieco arbitrio mio virtù non cura;" one pictorial white initial
  • Text printed in italic type
  • This edition not in: Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum; or Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
[8] pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 19th-century red morocco; gilt fillet; gold-stamped spine title "Copia d'un caso intervenuto a un gentiluomo genovese. Venezia, s.d." From the library of antiquarian bookseller Carlo Alberto Chiesa of Milan. Purchase, Chartaphilus, 2016.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958091908
  • ucoclc958091908
Label
Copia di un caso notabile interuenuto a un gran gentil'huomo genouese : cosa molto utile da intender et di gran piacere : alli illustrissimi et liberallissimi signori gentilhuomini di Venetia M. Vincenzo Cancelliere da Pistoia, astrologo
Publication
Note
  • Typographical style and use of large oval portrait medallion on title page suggest Comin da Trino di Monferrato as possible printer. The portrait of a bearded man, encircled with motto: "Per simil variar natura è bella," was one of the many devices used by Comin da Trino, and may have even been his own portrait. See the portraits on other works printed by Comin, such as Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando innamorato of 1560, and Gabriele Simeoni's Le III parti del campo de primi studii of 1546
  • Signatures: A4
  • Woodcuts: medallion portrait on title page against a background of laurel wreaths, figures of the goddess Athena (Minerva) and god Hermes (Mercury) and other classical figures; encircling the portrait is the motto "Per simil variar natura è bella," and below, another caption on ribbon: "Del cieco arbitrio mio virtù non cura;" one pictorial white initial
  • Text printed in italic type
  • This edition not in: Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum; or Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
[8] pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 19th-century red morocco; gilt fillet; gold-stamped spine title "Copia d'un caso intervenuto a un gentiluomo genovese. Venezia, s.d." From the library of antiquarian bookseller Carlo Alberto Chiesa of Milan. Purchase, Chartaphilus, 2016.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958091908
  • ucoclc958091908

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