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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream – Francesco Colonna

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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream – Francesco Colonna

S$132.00

Title: Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream

Author: Francesco Colonna, Joscelyn Godwin (trans & intro)

Publisher: Thames and Hudson, 1999. First English translation.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Very good. Book is like new, dust jacket has some shelf wear.

 

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A very interesting and influential work of esoterica, first published in 1499. This is the first edition of the very first English translation.

About the book:

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (from Greek hýpnos, ‘sleep’, éros, ‘love’, and máchē, ‘fight’), called in English Poliphilo’s Strife of Love in a Dream or The Dream of Poliphilus, is a romance said to be by Francesco Colonna and a famous example of early printing. First published in Venice in 1499, in an elegant page layout, with refined woodcut illustrations in an Early Renaissance style, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili presents a mysterious arcane allegory in which Poliphilo pursues his love Polia through a dreamlike landscape, and is, seemingly, at last reconciled with her by the Fountain of Venus.

A lot more at wikipedia.