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[Petrarch / Petrarca] Dobson, The Life of Petrarch. Collected from "Memoires pou

[Petrarch / Petrarca] Dobson, Susannah [Jacques-François-Paul-Aldonce de Sade]. The Life of Petrarch. Collected from "Memoires pour la Vie de Petrarch". The Second Edition. In two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for the Author [Susannah Dobson] and sold by J. Dodsley, 1776. Octavo. Volume I: Frontispiece engraving by Isaac Taylor ("The first Interview of Petrarch and Laura"), XXX, 544 pages, 11 pages Index ; Volume II: 556 pages, 11 pages Index. Hardcover / Original full calf-bindings in excellent modern solander box. Front board of Volume One cleanly detached. Volume II firm. Both volumes stronger rubbed. Interior in very good condition. Some fraying to titlepage. Heraldic bookplate "Utile Dulci". Old Bookshop sticker from J.E.Dickinson in Sheffield.

Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism". In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio, and, to a lesser extent, Dante Alighieri. Petrarch would be later endorsed as a model for Italian style by the Accademia della Crusca. Petrarch's sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. He is also known for being the first to develop the concept of the "Dark Ages." This standing back from his time was possible because he straddled two worlds - the classical and his own modern day. (Wikipedia)

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Susannah Dobson née Dawson (died 1795) was an English translator, from the south of England. The daughter of John Dawson of the parish of St Dunstan, London, she married in 1759 a physician, Dr Matthew Dobson of Liverpool, who died at Bath, Somerset in 1784. They had three children. Frances Burney mentions that in 1780 Susannah Dobson was ambitious to get into Mrs Thrale's circle, but the latter was not keen: "Mrs Dobson… persecutes me strangely as if with violent & undesired Friendship; yet Mrs Lewis says She is jealous." A modern view of what Thrale wrote in Thraliana is that it implied Dobson was a lesbian. Burney wrote of her, "Though coarse, low-bred, forward, self-sufficient, and flaunting, she seems to have a strong masculine understanding." Dr Dobson had become Mrs Thrale's physician. Susannah Dobson died 30 September 1795, and was buried at St Paul's, Covent Garden. (Wikipedia)

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[Petrarch / Petrarca] Dobson, The Life of Petrarch

[Petrarch / Petrarca] Dobson, The Life of Petrarch

[Petrarch / Petrarca] Dobson, The Life of Petrarch
[Petrarch / Petrarca] Dobson, The Life of Petrarch
[Petrarch / Petrarca] Dobson, The Life of Petrarch
[Petrarch / Petrarca] Dobson, The Life of Petrarch
[Petrarch / Petrarca] Dobson, The Life of Petrarch

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