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The Resource La grammatichetta, di M. Giovan Giorgio Trissino

La grammatichetta, di M. Giovan Giorgio Trissino

Label
La grammatichetta
Title
La grammatichetta
Statement of responsibility
di M. Giovan Giorgio Trissino
Creator
Contributor
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
ita
Summary
Innovative treatise on grammar, printed in an equally innovative typeface, and with reformed orthography by Giovanni Giorgio Trissino, Italian poet and philologist who was very influential in the development of the Italian language.
Cataloging source
WEL
Citation location within source
  • V:952
  • T-953
Citation source
  • Brunet
  • Adams
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Trissino advocated a "lingua commune italiana," a courtly and clerical vernacular which would overcome the differences of local dialects to become a truly national language: "Italian" rather than Tuscan or Florentine. His treatise advocating a blending of dialect in literary Italian was attacked by Machiavelli and Bembo, who both supported the Tuscan dialect
Label
La grammatichetta, di M. Giovan Giorgio Trissino
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Imprint from colophon
  • According to Giordano Castellani, "Tolomeo Janiculo" in fact did not exist; works attributed to him were probably printed by Bartolomeo Zanetti of Venice; cf. "Da Tolomeo Ianiculo a Bartolomeo Zanetti via Giovangiogio Trissino," La bibliofilia 94 (1992): 171-185
  • Signatures: a-c8 d4
  • Woodcuts: Janicolo's device on t.p., featuring a serpent guarding the Golden Fleece at the base of a laurel tree, flanked by printer's initials "T" and "IA"; within ruled border containing caption in Greek from Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, meaning "All that is sought is found."
  • The book is printed with the Greek w and e for the open o and e, as advocated by Trissino; he felt that the orthographical innovations he was proposing--introduction of the letter k and use of Greek epsilon, omega, and zeta to represent certain sounds--merited a new typeface, and turned to Ludovico degli Arrighi for help in designing a new typeface based on the "cancelleresca" script
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
[56] p.
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in modern vellum boards. Purchase, Susanne Schulz-Falster, 2003.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)16161381
  • ucoclc16161381
Label
La grammatichetta, di M. Giovan Giorgio Trissino
Publication
Note
  • Imprint from colophon
  • According to Giordano Castellani, "Tolomeo Janiculo" in fact did not exist; works attributed to him were probably printed by Bartolomeo Zanetti of Venice; cf. "Da Tolomeo Ianiculo a Bartolomeo Zanetti via Giovangiogio Trissino," La bibliofilia 94 (1992): 171-185
  • Signatures: a-c8 d4
  • Woodcuts: Janicolo's device on t.p., featuring a serpent guarding the Golden Fleece at the base of a laurel tree, flanked by printer's initials "T" and "IA"; within ruled border containing caption in Greek from Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, meaning "All that is sought is found."
  • The book is printed with the Greek w and e for the open o and e, as advocated by Trissino; he felt that the orthographical innovations he was proposing--introduction of the letter k and use of Greek epsilon, omega, and zeta to represent certain sounds--merited a new typeface, and turned to Ludovico degli Arrighi for help in designing a new typeface based on the "cancelleresca" script
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
[56] p.
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in modern vellum boards. Purchase, Susanne Schulz-Falster, 2003.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)16161381
  • ucoclc16161381

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