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The Resource Peregrinaggio di tre giouani figliuoli del re di Serendippo, per opra di M. Christoforo Armeno dalla Persiana nell'Italiana lingua trapportato

Peregrinaggio di tre giouani figliuoli del re di Serendippo, per opra di M. Christoforo Armeno dalla Persiana nell'Italiana lingua trapportato

Label
Peregrinaggio di tre giouani figliuoli del re di Serendippo
Title
Peregrinaggio di tre giouani figliuoli del re di Serendippo
Statement of responsibility
per opra di M. Christoforo Armeno dalla Persiana nell'Italiana lingua trapportato
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Printer
Subject
Language
  • ita
  • per
  • ita
Summary
Collection of popular "Persian" fables, combining the taste for exotic settings nurtured by the Jesuit letter books with the mid 16th-century Venetian penchant for novelistic romance; the Peregrinaggio is, according to Donald Lach, the "most fascinating" example of this new genre.
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
  • entry 153
  • IV:1088 (note)
  • p. 167
  • C-1486
  • CNCE 13797
Citation source
  • Tinto, A. Annali tipografici dei Tramezzino
  • Barbier, A.A. Ouvrages anonymes
  • BM STC Italian, 1465-1600
  • Adams
  • EDIT 16
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Since readers could not always distinguish between fact and fiction regarding distant places, collections of tales like this one were as influential in determining the European image of the East as factual histories. Reprinted many times and translated into French, German, and English, the Peregrinaggio was influential well into the 18th century when Horace Walpole read it and introduced the word "serendipity" into the English language. Peregrinaggio recounts the adventures of three princes--the sharp-witted sons of the king of "Serendippo"--which form the framework for seven novellas contained therein. The folk material is of Indian as well as Persian origin, and includes familiar motifs of magic mirror, laughing statue, one-eyed camel, and magic hand. "Serendippo" may have been so named not only for its exoticism, but also to celebrate the topical news of Ceylon's conversion to Christianity in 1552. See Donald Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1965-1993), v. II, Book 2, p. 211-213; and Theodore G. Remer, Serendipity and the Three Princes (Norman, OK: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1965)
Label
Peregrinaggio di tre giouani figliuoli del re di Serendippo, per opra di M. Christoforo Armeno dalla Persiana nell'Italiana lingua trapportato
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: *8 A-K8 L4
  • Leaf [8] of first sequence, and leaf [1] at end are blank
  • Woodcuts: Tramezzino's Sibylla device on title-page, within oval cartouche adorned with fruit and leaves; ornamental initials
  • Text printed in italic type
  • "Co'l Priuilegio del Sommo Pontefice, & dell'Illustriss. Senato Veneto per anni X."
  • Dedicatory preface by translator Cristoforo Armeno is addresssed to Marc'Antonio Giustiniano, and dated Aug. 1, 1557
  • Includes printing privileges issued by Pope Julius III, dated Oct. 23, 1550, and the Senate of Venice, dated June 25, 1557
Dimensions
16 cm (8vo)
Extent
[8], 83, [1] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in worn contemporary calf, paneled in blind with small gilt corner-pieces; small gilt floral ornaments in spine panels. Arms of Philip II of Spain stamped in gold on both covers (see Gumuchian & Cie., Catalogue de reliures du XVe au XIXe siècle, no. 93, color plate XXXVIII); ownership inscription of noted Orientalist Andreas Müller on title-page ("Andreas Mülleri Greiffenhagii"); unidentified library ownership stamp on title-page ("Ex Bibliot. Gimn. Pal....[?]). In modern beige cloth and dark brown leather clamshell box, with spine title "Christoforo. Peregrinaggio. 1557." Purchase, Martayan Lan, 1993.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830005802
  • ucoclc830005802
Label
Peregrinaggio di tre giouani figliuoli del re di Serendippo, per opra di M. Christoforo Armeno dalla Persiana nell'Italiana lingua trapportato
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: *8 A-K8 L4
  • Leaf [8] of first sequence, and leaf [1] at end are blank
  • Woodcuts: Tramezzino's Sibylla device on title-page, within oval cartouche adorned with fruit and leaves; ornamental initials
  • Text printed in italic type
  • "Co'l Priuilegio del Sommo Pontefice, & dell'Illustriss. Senato Veneto per anni X."
  • Dedicatory preface by translator Cristoforo Armeno is addresssed to Marc'Antonio Giustiniano, and dated Aug. 1, 1557
  • Includes printing privileges issued by Pope Julius III, dated Oct. 23, 1550, and the Senate of Venice, dated June 25, 1557
Dimensions
16 cm (8vo)
Extent
[8], 83, [1] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in worn contemporary calf, paneled in blind with small gilt corner-pieces; small gilt floral ornaments in spine panels. Arms of Philip II of Spain stamped in gold on both covers (see Gumuchian & Cie., Catalogue de reliures du XVe au XIXe siècle, no. 93, color plate XXXVIII); ownership inscription of noted Orientalist Andreas Müller on title-page ("Andreas Mülleri Greiffenhagii"); unidentified library ownership stamp on title-page ("Ex Bibliot. Gimn. Pal....[?]). In modern beige cloth and dark brown leather clamshell box, with spine title "Christoforo. Peregrinaggio. 1557." Purchase, Martayan Lan, 1993.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830005802
  • ucoclc830005802

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