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Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England, 1558e/

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"Through entries on 291 Italian books (451 editions) published in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, covering the years 1558-1603, this catalogue represents a summary of current research and knowledge of diffusion of Italian culture on English literature in this period. It also provides a foundation for new work on Anglo-Italian relations in Elizabethan England. Mary Augusta Scott's 1916 Elizabethan Translations from the Italian forms the basis for the catalogue; Soko Tomita adds 59 new books and eliminates 23 of Scott's original entries." The information here is presented in a user-friendly and uncluttered manner, guided by Philip Gaskell's principles of bibliographical description; the volume includes bibliographical descriptions, tables, graphs, images, and two indices (general and tide). In an attempt to restore each book to its original status, each entry is concerned not only with the physical book, but with the human elements guiding it through production: the relationship with the author, editor, translator, publisher, book-seller, and patron are all recounted as important players in the exploration of cultural significance. Renaissance Anglo-Italian relations were marked by both patriotism and xenophobia; this catalogue provides reliable and comprehensive information about books and publication as well as concrete evidence of what elements of Italian culture the English responded to and how Italian culture was acclimatized into Elizabethan England.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780754663737
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Series: Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies
  • Pages: 628
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Figures and Tables

List of Abbreviations

List of Symbols

List of Standard Sources

Introduction 1

A Survey of Criticism 1

The Catalogue 11

The Bibliographical Catalogue 81

App. 1 List of Books Excluded from Scott's Listings 451

App. 2 Title-pages with Compartments or Devices Not Included in 'McKerrow' or 'McKerrow and Ferguson' 457

App. 3 Graphs of Italian Books in England According to their Genre 1558-1603 483

App. 4 Table of Italian Books in Latin in England 1558-1603 491

App. 5 Table of Printers and Publishers of Italian Books in England 1558-1603 497

App. 6 Table of Source Texts of Italian Books in England 531

App. 7 Table of Printers and Publishers of Source Texts 549

Bibliography of Other Works Cited 561

General index 575

Title Index 595

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