Salo: Bartolomeo Righetti, 1774.
First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Item #046688
Contemporary vellum, a few stains and marks. Light foxing at beginning and end, otherwise very clean. 316pp with a frontis, 2 portraits and an engraved plate.
Diamante Medaglia's early poetry came to the attention of the Republic of Letters in Brescia and was elected to several pretigious academies. Her father, not a fan of her vocation, married her off and, over the next few years, her poetic ambitions were squashed. She took up science - astronomy, physics, mathematics, philosophy - and in 1763 delivered an impassioned speech to the Brescian academy on the need to educate women in the sciences. Her poetry, a life, her oration to the academy and a collection of her letters are printed here. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046688.