Le ingeniose sorti, composte per Francesco Marcolini da Forli :
intitulate Giardino di pensieri.
|Main Author:||Marcolini, Francesco, approximately 1500-approximately 1559.|
|Related Names:||Titian ca. 1488-1576., Salviati, Francesco 1510-1563., Porta, Giuseppe ca. 1520-ca. 1576., Dolce, Lodovico 1508-1568.|
In Venetia : Per Fra[n]cesco Marcolino da Forli, ne glianni del Signore MDL  del mese di luglio.
Nouamente ristampate, e in nouo et bellissimo ordine riformate.
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Early works to 1800.
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Woodcut t.p. by Giuseppe Porta. It was designed by Porta's master Francesco Salviati. The design of Marcolini's port. on t.p. verso is attributed to Salviati or Titian. It differs from that in ed. of 1540; see Mortimer. Initial with putto, p. 4. Colophon with woodcut border includes Marcolini's device.
From initial questions (13 for men, 13 for women, 24 for either) the reader proceeds by drawing cards to 50 pages of virtues, vices, etc. (incorporating allegorical woodcuts), 50 pages of cards arranged in a "via croce," and ultimately to 50 pairs of pages of responses by various philosophers (incorporating woodcut ports.). Both of the pages pertaining to a philosopher bear the same page no., and 7 ports. that were repeated in the 1540 ed. have been replaced by new ones. The philosophers' three-line responses were versified by Lodovico Dolce. See Mortimer.
First edition by Marcolini appeared in October, 1540. Present ed. retains dedication to Ercole d'Este, duke of Ferrara.
Imprint from colophon; t.p. gives year only.
157 [i.e. 207],  p. :
ill., ports. (woodcuts) ;
31 cm (fol.)
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