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Massinoni, Giovanni Antonio (fl. 1590) Il Flagello delle Meretrici, et la Nobiltà Donnesca.
Venice: Appresso Giacomo Antonio Somascho, 1599.
First edition, quarto, A-D4; woodcut printer's device to title; bound in later limp paste-paper boards, 8 x 5 3/4 in.
Massinoni's essays exhibits another example of the classic Madonna-Whore Dichotomy. This work displays both harsh Renaissance misogyny and a laudatory list of noble female values, and "a good example of popular condemnation of prostitution." (cf. Rudolph M. Bell's How to Do It, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999, page 181).
Rare, no copies in Worldcat; Not in Adams; BMC STC Italian, page 425.