By Soko Tomita

ISBN-10: 0754663736

ISBN-13: 9780754663737

Via entries on 291 Italian books (451 variants) released in England in the course of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, masking the years 1558-1603, this catalogue represents a precis of present study and data of diffusion of Italian tradition on English literature during this interval. It additionally offers a beginning for brand new paintings on Anglo-Italian family in Elizabethan England. Mary Augusta Scott's 1916 Elizabethan Translations from the Italian types the root for undefined; Soko Tomita provides fifty nine new books and gets rid of 23 of Scott's unique entries. the data this is offered in a elementary and uncluttered demeanour, guided by means of Philip Gaskell's ideas of bibliographical description; the quantity comprises bibliographical descriptions, tables, graphs, photographs, and indices (general and title). In an try to repair each one publication to its unique prestige, every one access is anxious not just with the actual publication, yet with the human parts guiding it via construction: the connection with the writer, editor, translator, writer, book-seller, and customer are all stated as vital gamers within the exploration of cultural value. Renaissance Anglo-Italian relatives have been marked by means of either patriotism and xenophobia; this catalogue offers trustworthy and accomplished information regarding books and e-book in addition to concrete proof of what components of Italian tradition the English spoke back to and the way Italian tradition used to be acclimatized into Elizabethan England.

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94 Of the 291 Italian books listed in my bibliography, 228 were held at the British Library and I have used its collection as the basis of my work. I have also examined all the source texts in the catalogue that are held at the British Library. Copies held at the Libraries of Oxford University and the Folger Shakespeare Library were also checked personally. I have cited shelf marks for accuracy as well as for readers’ convenience. Through the investigation I came to feel that our technology has not developed yet to the stage where it supersedes actual books because of the occasional occurrence of interpolated matter.

STATIONERS’ REGISTER: Arber’s transcripts have been used. While Scott makes cursory references to the registers of the Stationers’ Company from time to time, I have cited systematically all entries in the registers. 12. CONTENTS: the contents of the book are given in brief with signature references. Some books are given full details. Priority is given to serviceability rather than consistency. As for the spellings, I tried to copy the text as faithfully as possible, but they are not quasi-facsimile.

17. 68 John Clerke, Opusculum plane divinum de mortuorum resurrectione et extremo iuditio, in quatuor linguis succincte conscriptum. Latyne. Englysshe. Italian. Frenche (London: John Herford, 1545), (STC 5408). 69 See p. 33. 70 Chronological divisions are often arbitrary and artificial, and this is especially the case in surveying cultural evolution. To avoid the danger of missing some significant aspects of publication activities of Italian books, I refer here to some of the books published immediately prior and posterior to this period.

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