The Sonnets of Petrarch. By Petrarch. Illustrated by Aldo Salvadori. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1966.

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Petrarch, Italian Renaissance poet, made lasting contributions to Western literature and culture through his brilliant sonnets and his conception of humanism. He was a contemporary of Dante and Boccaccio. His poetry has influenced many authors over the centuries, including William Shakespeare who, alongside Petrarch, is considered the master of the sonnet. Yet Petrarchan sonnets are considered the first perfect examples of the form. They established a tradition of lover’s longing and adoration in sonnets, with Petrarch’s muse, Laura, appearing fondly in many of his works. In this excellent illustrated edition, Petrarch’s sonnets are provided in the original Italian together with English translations. They are also paired with Aldo Salvadori’s elegant drawings.

This edition is in fine condition. In the original full cloth boards, especially fine. Text block fine. In the original slipcase, fine with only minor fading.

A fine illustrated edition of Petrarchan sonnets, perfect for any collector or romantic.

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The Sonnets of Petrarch. By Petrarch. Illustrated by Aldo Salvadori. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1966.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 6 in