Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,800 - $ 2,400
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.