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Le Rime Di Michelagnolo Buonarroti Pittore, Scultore, Architetto E Poeta Fiorentino Testo Di Lingua Italiana.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Uniform Title

[Rime., 1817.]


: , 1817.

Physical Description

[4], 264, [2] p.; 218 mm. (Quarto.)


[T.p.] - Ai Lettori - [Earlier dedications &c.] - [Text] - Tre Lezioni Sorpa Le Rime Di Michelagnolo Buonarroti (by M. Guiducci, B. Varchi) - Lettere Di Michelagnolo Buonarroti Seniore - Note - Giunta Di Rime Inedite - Indice Delle Rime - Errori ... - Imprimatur.

Responsibility Note

The decorations are unsigned.


S. Ferino Pagden, Vittoria Colonna [exhibition catalogue] (1997); R. Mollaretti Nobbio, Vittoria Colonna e Michelangelo (1990); Michelangelo, Complete poems and selected letters, ed. and tr. C. Gilbert (1980); C.L. Frommel, Michelangelo und Tommaso dei Cavalieri (1979); U. Bosco, Michelangelo poeta: conferenza (1975); E.N. Girardi, Studi sulle rime di Michelangelo (1964).

L. Mendelsohn, Paragoni: Benedetto Varchi's 'Due Lezzioni' and cinquecento art theory (1982).

Summary Note

The book is decorated with a woodcut title-page vignette and emblematic head- and tail-pieces.


A preliminary leaf is inscribed in ink, 'Presented to the Library by M.W. Turner R.A.' The presentation is recorded in RAA Council Minutes, X, 1846 March 18. The title-page is inscribed in ink, 'M.W. Turner'.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, green cloth-covered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Le Rime Di Michelagnolo Buonarroti', spine lettered 'R.A.' and 'Roma 1817'.

Name as Subject


Italian poetry - Italy - 16th century


J.M.W. Turner RA, previous owner, donor