Al magnanimo signor Cosimo dei Medici Principe di buona volontade. Il terzo libro de le lettere
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Al magnanimo signor Cosimo dei Medici Principe di buona volontade. Il terzo libro de le lettere

Autore: ARETINO, Pietro (1492-1556)

Dati tipografici: Venezia Gabriele Giolito de' Ferrari, 1546


8vo. 328, (6) leaves. A-Z8, Aa-Ss8, Tt6. In the quire I leaves 68 and 69 were originally wrongly repeated twice by an error of the compositor although the numbering of the signatures is correct. Thus the missing leaves 67 and 70 are supplied in facsimile. Other copies with this peculiarity are known (e.g. in the copy preserved in Modena at Biblioteca Estense VII-AA-14-30 the leaves 67 and 70 are supplied in calligraphic facsimile). With the printer's device on the title-page and at the end. 19th century stiff vellum.

Basso, pp. 45-46; Bongi, I, pp. 109-111; Edit 16, CNCE 2464; Index Aureliensis, 107.098; Quondam, p. 287; F.M. Bertolo, Aretino e la stampa. Strategie di autopromozione a Venezia nel Cinquecento, (Roma, 2003), pp. 98-101; P. Procaccioli, Nota al testo, in: “P. Aretino, Lettere”, (Milano, 1990), I, pp. 50-51.

 

FIRST EDITION, second issue (with some textual corrections and 2 short letters completely reset), of the third book of Aretino's letters which was edited by Ludovico Domenichi and dedicated by the author to the Grand Duke of Tuscany (Venice, January 1546).

“La prima ed unica edizione cinquecentesca di Lettere III, seguita solo dalla ristampa parigina del 1609, si deve a Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari […] Lettere III si presenta dunque in una nuova veste editoriale, graficamente più curata rispetto alle edizioni Marcolini sin dall'elegante disegno del corsivo utilizzato per il testo, distinto dal corsivo calligrafico – di corpo maggiore – adoperato nella dedicatoria a Cosimo de' Medici […] Nel caso di Lettere III la revisione del testo venne affidata a Ludovico Domenichi […] La stampa del volume, per quel che è dato sapere, dovette durare all'incirca 4 mesi (novembre 1545-febbraio 1546), con i consueti ripensamenti a tiratura avviata puntualmente registrati dagli stati diversi di alcune forme. Al cambiamento di giudizio nei confronti dei Farnese si deve la ricomposizione di almeno 4 forme tipografiche, con variazioni sostanziali nella lezione del testo dettate dall'opportunità di mitigare il giudizio verso la famiglia papale, probabilmente nell'ipotesi di un appoggio per il cardinalato. Non si può parlare in questo caso di due diverse emissioni, quanto piuttosto di stati diversi di alcune forme tipografiche, i cui differenti fogli di stampa andarono a comporre gli esemplari pervenuti. Due lettere (III, 467 e 568) vennero interamente sostituite nel passaggio da uno stato all'altro della forma, comprovando anche in questo caso come la partecipazione di Aretino alle fasi di stampa fosse costante e tempestiva, così da intervenire – modificando alcuni giudizi – sulle situazioni correnti a seconda del loro evolversi […] Domenichi, paternamente considerato da Aretino ‘giovane di somma bontà e virtù', dovette assecondare i ripensamenti del maestro controllando da vicino le continue interruzioni della tiratura, con tutti i rischi che esse potevano comportare per l'integrità della composizione tipografica. A lavoro concluso, gli venne affidato l'incarico di presentare Lettere III a Cosimo I, dedicatario del volume, occasione che Domenichi sfruttò immediatamente per introdursi nell'ambiente fiorentino” (Bertolo, op. cit., pp. 95-98).

“Tutti i libri di Lettere dell'Aretino, dal secondo in poi, recano la dedica anche nel titolo, con quello che sembra un crescendo di magniloquenza: il secondo libro è semplicemente intitolato ‘Al Sacratissimo re d'Inghilterra'; il titolo del terzo e quarto libro ha in aggiunta anche un epiteto per il dedicatario ‘Al Magnanimo Signor Cosimo de i Medici, principe di buona volontade' e ‘al Magnanimo Signor Giovan Carlo Affaetati, gentilhuom senza pari'; [...] Il terzo libro delle Lettere, che verrà stampato da Gabriele Giolito sotto la supervisione di Lodovico Domenichi, Aretino lo dedicherà a Cosimo I de' Medici, che, come scrive Larivaille, era ‘il primo dei [suoi] dedicatari', ma anche il principe ‘nel quale aveva creduto a priori di poter riporre le più fondate speranze' e dal quale ‘dovrà subire le più cocenti delusioni'. La dedica del terzo libro è come sempre preparata da missive che poi confluiscono nel libro stesso: in particolare, nella lettera al signor Giuliano Salviati dell'aprile 1545, Aretino sostiene che, vista la nota munificenza del Granduca e della sua consorte, Eleonora di Toledo, ha ‘fatto voto di non mettere più in luce alcuna sua opera, che non sia dedicata ai lor nomi' [...] Se a Enrico VIII si addiceva ‘il titolo di Deitade' Cosimo I è ‘quasi immagine di deitade vera'; ridotto è però lo spazio riservato alla vera e propria lode del dedicatario, visto che tutta la prima parte della non lunghissima dedica è occupata da una serie di variazioni sul tema della corrispondenza tra la dedica del volume e la fiamma votiva che si accende davanti alle divinità. Solo avviandosi alla conclusione dell'epistola l'Aretino riporta quella che sostiene essere la communis opinio sul granduca di Toscana: ‘ch'è tanta la felicità di senno ne la vostra gioventù fortunata, che in la ragion certa non dimandate consiglio altrui e in la dubiosa non deliberate solo; usando a chi la chiede giustizia, e misericordia a chi la merita'. Egli ricorda inoltre la sua equanimità e la sua generosità e finisce con un accenno a Giovanni dalla Bande Nere, ‘padre vostro immortale dal qual (dopo Iddio) dipendeva la speranza d'ogni mio desiderio' ” (C. Schiavon, Una via d'accesso agli epistolari. Le dediche dei libri di lettere d'autore nel Cinquecento. Prima parte, in: “Margini. Giornale della dedica e altro”, 3, 2009, pp. 10 e 18-19).

Aretino's third book contains 722 letters, arranged chronologically, written between October 1542 and February 1546. Numerous letters are undated.

 

[Donato, Francesco]. Venezia (l. 4r)

[Mary of Austria]. Venezia (l. 4v)

[Gonzaga, Eleonora]. Venezia (l. 5r)

[Eleanor of Toledo], Duchess of Florence. (l. 6r)

Barbaro, Elena. (l. 6v)

Medici, Alessandra de'. (l. 7r)

Della Casa, Giovanni. (l. 7r)

Orsini, Valerio. (l. 8r)

[Leonardi, Isabetta], Countess of Montelabbate. (l. 8v)

Luigi da Parma. (l. 8v)

Brenzone, Agostino. (l. 9r)

Motta, [Bernardino]. Venezia, October 1542 (l. 10v)

[Avalos, Alfonso d'], Marquis of Vasto. Venezia, October 1542 (l. 11v)

Farnese, [Alessandro]. Venezia, October 1542 (l. 12v)

[Dianti], Laura. Venezia, October 1542 (l. 13v)

[Castellaro, Bernardino]. Venezia, October 1542 (l. 14v)

[Speroni], Sperone. Venezia, November [10?], 1542 (l. 15r)

Domenichi, Ludovico. Venezia, November 1542 (l. 15v)

Vanotti, Orazio. Venezia, November 1542 (l. 15v)

Shelley, Richard. (l. 17r)

[Cervini, Marcello]. Venezia, November 1542 (l. 17r)

Oradini, [Giulio]. Venezia, November 1542 (l. 18r)

[Cuppano, Lucantonio]. Venezia, November 1542 (l. 18v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Venezia, November 1542 (l. 19r)

Martelli, [Nicolò]. Venezia, November 1542 (l. 20r)

Vitelli, Alessandro. Venezia, December 1542 (l. 21r)

Camaiani, Onofrio. Venezia, December 1542 (l. 22v)

[Vigerio della Rovere, Marco]. Venezia, December 1542 (l. 23r)

Cervini, Romolo. Venezia, December 1542 (l. 24v)

[Aragona, Maria d'], Marquise of Vasto. Venezia, December 1542 (l. 26r)

id. Venezia, December 1542 (l. 27r)

[Avalos, Alfonso d'], Marquis of Vasto. Venezia, December 1542 (l. 27v)

Camaiani, Onofrio. Venezia, December 1542 (l. 27v)

Martinengo, Girolamo. Verona, July 1543 (l. 28v)

[Vasari], Giorgio. Venezia, September 1543 (l. 29r)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, October 1543 (l. 29v)

Capitolo di M. Pietro Aretino in laude de lo Imperatore. (l. 30r)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, 1543 (l. 34v)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, October 1543 (l. 35r)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Verona, July 1543 (l. 35v)

id. Verona, July 1543 (l. 36r)

Montese, [Ferrante]. Verona, July 1543 (l. 36v)

Vitelli, Nicolò. Venezia, October 1543 (l. 37v)

Carbonati, Simonetto. Venezia, October 1543 (l. 38r)

Camaiani, Onofrio. Venezia, October 1543 (l. 38v)

Pocofila, [Margherita]. Venezia, October 1543 (l. 38v)

[Speroni, Sperone]. Venezia, October 1543 (l. 39r)

Bevilacqua, Nestore. Venezia, October 1543 (l. 39r)

De Rossi, Giovanni. Venezia, October 1543 (l. 39v)

Da Porto, [Giovanni]. Venezia, 1543 (l. 43r)

Dal Monte, Ranieri. Venezia, January 1544 (l. 43v)

Buonarroti, Michelangelo. Venezia, April 1544 (l. 44r)

[Avalos, Alfonso d'], Marquis of Vasto. Venezia, May 1544 (l. 45r)

[Varano, Giulia], Duchess of Urbino. Venezia, May 1544 (l. 46r)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, May 1544 (l. 47r)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, June 1544 (l. 48r)

[Marchetti, Franceschino]. Venezia, June 1544 (l. 48v)

Gualteruzzi, Carlo. Venezia, June 1544 (l. 49r)

[Charles V of Habsburg]. Venezia, June 1544 (l. 50v)

Arnoldi, Giambattista. Venezia, June 1544 (l. 51r)

Moccia, [Bernardino]. Venezia, June 1544 (l. 51v)

Arnoldi, [Giovan Jacopo]. Venezia, June 1544 (l. 52r)

[Avalos, Alfonso d'], Marquis of Vasto. Venezia, June 1544 (l. 52v)

Balbi, Francesco. Venezia, June 1544 (l. 53r)

[Farnese, Ottavio]. Venezia, July 1544 (l. 53v)

Tolomei, Claudio. Venezia, July 1544 (l. 54r)

Martini, Gian Pietro. Venezia, July 1544 (l. 54v)

Boldieri, Mattio. Venezia, July 1544 (l. 55r)

Croce capitano. Venezia, July 1544 (l. 56r)

Arnoldi, Giambattista. Venezia, August 1544 (l. 56v)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, August 1544 (l. 57r)

Arnoldi, Giambattista. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 58r)

Arnoldi, Giovan Jacopo. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 58r)

Moretto, Alessandro. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 58v)

[Avalos, Alfonso d'], Marquis of Vasto. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 59r)

Marcolini, Francesco. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 59v)

Cirillo, Bernardino, Archpriest of Loreto. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 60r)

Cavallino, [Antonio]. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 60v)

id. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 61r)

id. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 61r)

Rigidano, Francesco. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 61v)

Ronchello, [Bastiano]. Venezia, September 1544 (l. 62r)

Cavallino, Antonio. Venezia, October 1544 (l. 62v)

[Speroni], Sperone. Venezia, October 1544 (l. 63r)

Cavallino, [Antonio]. Venezia, October 1544 (l. 63r)

Corso, Giovanni Battista. Venezia, October 1544 (l. 63v)

[Gioldi] Ronchegallo, [Giovanni]. Venezia, October 1544 (l. 64r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Venezia, October 1544 (l. 64v)

Macassola, [Francesco]. Venezia, November 1544 (l. 64v)

Farnese, Ottavio. Venezia, November 1544 (l. 65r)

Spina, Biagio. Di casa (l. 66r)

Cassola, [Luigi]. Venezia, January 1544 (l. 66v)

Sansovino, Francesco. Venezia, January, 1544 (l. 67r)

Cusano, Francesco. Venezia, January, 1544 (l. 67v)

Macassola, [Francesco]. Venezia, January, 1544 (l. 68r)

Al M. Signor. Venezia, April 1544 (l. 68r)

[Bourbon, François de]. Venezia, January, 1544 (l. 68v)

Marcolini, [Francesco]. Venezia, August, 1544 (l. 69v)

Tournon, [François] de. Venezia, October, 1544 (l. 70r)

[Charles V of Habsburg]. Venezia, October, 1544 (l. 70v)

[Francis I], King of France. Venezia, October, 1544 (l. 72r)

[Charles V of Habsburg]. Venezia, October, 1544 (l. 73v)

Arnoldi, [Giovan Jacopo]. Venezia, October 1544 (l. 74v)

Monsignor di Zentale. Venezia, October 1544 (l. 75v)

[Speroni], Sperone. Venezia, October 1544 (l. 76r)

Sozzini, [Lelio]. Venezia, October 1544 (l. 76r)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, November 1544 (l. 76v)

[Annebault, Claude d']. Venezia, November 1544 (l. 77v)

Navagero, Bernardo. Venezia, November 1544 (l. 77v)

Anichini, [Luigi]. Venezia, November 1544 (l. 78v)

Alberti, Alessandro. Venezia, November 1544 (l. 79r)

Franchini, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, December 1544 (l. 79v)

Del Padovano, [Federico]. Venezia, December 1544 (l. 80r)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, December 1544 (l. 80v)

Gambara, [Veronica]. Venezia, December 1544 (l. 80v)

Della Casa, [Giovanni]. Venezia, December 1544 (l. 81v)

Moccia, [Bernardino]. Venezia, December 1544 (l. 81v)

Marcolini, [Francesco]. Venezia, December 1544 (l. 82r)

Balbi, Francesco. Venezia, December 1544 (l. 82r)

Al Signor D. [Dandino, Girolamo?]. Venezia, December 1544 (l. 82v)

Pallavicino, Girolamo. Venezia, January 1545 (l. 83r)

[Cattaneo], Danese. Venezia, January 1545 (l. 84r)

A M. Mod. Venezia, January 1545 (l. 84v)

Marcolini, [Francesco]. Venezia, January 1545 (l. 84v)

Gioiellieri, Rocco. Venezia, January 1545 (l. 85r)

Lambertini, Alessandro. Venezia, January 1545 (l. 85v)

Franchini, Francesco. Venezia, January 1545 (l. 86r)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, January 1545 (l. 86v)

Pallavicino, Girolamo. Di casa, January 1545 (l. 87r)

A gli Academici di Fiorenza (to the members of the Accademia Fiorentina). Venezia, January 1545 (l. 87r)

Da Porto, [Giovanni]. Venezia, January 1545 (l. 88v)

[Medici, Cosimo de'], Duke of Florence. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 88v)

De Rossi, Giovanni. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 89v)

Medici, Ottaviano de'. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 89v)

Giulio Romano. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 90r)

Caorlini, [Luigi]. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 91r)

Martelli, Nicolò. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 91r)

Dal Medico, Piero. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 91v)

Marmitta, Jacopo. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 92r)

Priscianese, Francesco. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 92v)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 93v)

[Leoni], Lione. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 93v)

A M. P.C. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 94r)

Ricchi, Agostino. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 94v)

[Camaiani], Onofrio. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 94v)

Del Chiaro, Francesco. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 95r)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 95v)

[Medici, Cosimo de'], Duke of Florence. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 96r)

Salviati, Giuliano. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 97r)

[Alvarez de Toledo, Pedro], Viceroy of Naples. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 97r)

Giovio, [Paolo]. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 98r)

id. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 98v)

Citolini, [Alessandro].Venezia, February 1545 (l. 100r)

Cavallino, [Antonio]. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 100v)

[Giovio, Paolo], Bishop of Nocera. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 100v)

A ser Nicolò [Franco, Nicolò?]. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 101v)

Sansovino, Francesco. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 101v)

Giulio Romano. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 101v)

Clario, [Giovanni Antonio]. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 102r)

id. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 103r)

Cavallino, [Antonio]. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 103v)

Tintoretto, [Robusti] Jacopo called. Venezia, February 1545 (l. 104r)

Tolomei, Claudio. Venezia, March 1545 (l. 104v)

Sansovino, Francesco. Venezia, March 1545 (l. 105r)

Cattaneo, Danese. Venezia, March 1545 (l. 105v)

Egnazi, Bartolomeo. Venezia, March 1545 (l. 106r)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, March 1545 (l. 107r)

A messere Ottimo. Venezia, March 1545 (l. 108r)

Salviati, Giuliano. Venezia, March 1545 (l. 109r)

Apolloni, Francesco. Venezia, March 1545 (l. 109r)

[Agnelli, Benedetto]. Venezia, March 1545 (l. 110r)

Marcolini, [Francesco]. Di casa, March 1545 (l. 110v)

Dal Monte, Ranieri. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 110v)

Pallavicino, Cosimo. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 111r)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 112r)

Giovio, [Paolo]. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 112v)

Caorlini, Marco. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 113r)

Salviati, Giuliano. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 113v)

Berti, Berto. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 113v)

Al Capitano (to the Captain). Venezia, April 1545 (l. 114r)

Cellini, Jacopo. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 114r)

Buonarroti, [Michelangelo]. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 114v)

Cesano, [Gabriele]. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 115r)

[Vauzelles, Jean de]. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 115v)

Pasquillo. Venezia, April 1545 (l. 116r)

Thiene, Nicolò da. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 116v)

Montese, [Ferrante]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 116v)

Panfilo da Corinaldo. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 117r)

Pallavicino, Cosimo. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 117v)

[Ammannati, Bartolomeo]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 117v)

Cavallino, [Antonio]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 118r)

Salviati, Giuliano. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 118v)

Bolani, Jacopo. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 119r)

Cesano, [Gabriele]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 120r)

Oradini, Giulio. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 120v)

Cusse, [Gian Bernardino]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 120v)

Marcolini, [Francesco]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 121r)

Salviati, Giuliano. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 121v)

Cellini, [Jacopo]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 122r)

Cesano. [Gabriele]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 122r)

Castaldo, [Giovanni Battista]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 123r)

[Leoni], Lione. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 123v)

Franchini, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 124r)

id. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 124v)

Pietrasanta, [Giulio Cesare]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 124v)

Montese, [Ferrante]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 125r)

Da Porto, [Giovanni]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 125v)

Ricchi, Agostino. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 126r)

Coccio, [Francesco Angelo]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 126v)

Marcolini, [Francesco]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 126v)

Coccio, [Francesco Angelo]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 126v)

Sansovino, [Jacopo]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 127r)

Cesano, [Gabriele]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 127v)

Saracino, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 128r)

Salviati, Giuliano. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 128r)

Al Priore (to the Prior). Venezia, May 1545 (l. 128v)

Coccio, [Francesco Angelo]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 128v)

Molino. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 129r)

id. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 129r)

Pallavicino, Girolamo. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 129v)

De Rossi, Giovanni. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 130r)

[Cattaneo], Danese. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 130v)

Giovio, [Paolo]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 131r)

Franciotti, [Nicolò]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 131v)

Giovio, [Paolo]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 132r)

Al Conte. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 132v)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 133r)

Franciotti, [Nicolò]. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 133v)

Petreo, Iunio. Venezia, May 1545 (l. 133v)

[De Rossi, Giovanni] called Pistoia. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 134v)

Corvino, [Alessandro. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 134v)

Franchini, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 135r)

Saracino, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 135v)

id. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 135v)

Coccio, [Francesco Angelo].Venezia, June 1545 (l. 136r)

Salviati, Angelo. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 136r)

Graziani, Felice. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 136r)

[De Rossi, Giovanni] called Pistoia. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 136v)

Fidocore, Giovanni. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 137r)

[Leoni], Lione. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 137r)

Ricchi, [Agostino]. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 137v)

[Speroni], Sperone. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 137v)

Salviati, Giuliano. Venezia, June 1545 (l. 138r)

[Francis I], King of France. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 138v)

[De Rossi, Giovanni] called Pistoia. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 139v)

Coccio, [Francesco Angelo]. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 140r)

Giustiniani, Giovanni. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 140v)

[Leoni], Lione. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 140v)

Pistoia, [De Rossi, Giovanni] called. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 141r)

Domenichi, Ludovico. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 141v)

[De Rossi, Giovanni] called Pistoia. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 142r)

[Medici, Cosimo I de'], Duke of Florence. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 142v)

Ragusei, Biagio. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 143r)

Salviati, Giuliano. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 143v)

Degli Stefano, Pietro. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 143v)

[Cattaneo], Danese. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 144r)

Boccamazza, [Giovanni Angelo]. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 144v)

[Collalto], Collaltino di. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 144v)

Marcolini, [Francesco]. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 145r)

Tromboncino, Ippolito. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 145v)

Sansovino, [Jacopo]. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 146r)

Lollio, Alberto. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 146v)

Gozi, Silvio. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 147r)

Caro, Annibal. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 148r)

Morosini, Marco Antonio. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 148v)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 149r)

Casoli, Antonio da. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 149r)

Pistoia, [De Rossi, Giovanni] called. Venezia, July 1545 (l. 149v)

Gonzaga, Ferrante. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 150r)

Sodoma, [Bazzi, Giovanni Antonio] called. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 150v)

Martinengo, Girolamo. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 151r)

Giustiniani, Giovanni. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 151v)

id. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 152r)

Medici, Ottaviano de'. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 152r)

Bagarotto, Antonio. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 152v)

Luigi da Prato d'Istria. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 153r)

Vergerio, [Pier Paolo]. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 153r)

Vitali, Francesco. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 153v)

Isabella di Capua, Viceregina of Sicily. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 154r)

[Dal Pozzo], Luigi. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 154r)

Varugola, Cornelio. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 155r)

Domenichi, Giovanni Pietro. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 155v)

Cesano, Gabriele. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 156r)

Ricco. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 156v)

Boccamazza, [Giovanni Angelo]. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 157r)

[Piccolomini, Alfonso], Duke of Amalfi. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 157r)

Boccamazza, Giovanni Angelo. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 157v)

A Frate B. Ar. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 158r)

Medici, Mucchio de' and Montacuto, Federico. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 158v)

Agnelli, Benedetto. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 160r)

Allegri, Gian Battista. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 160v)

Franchini, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 161r)

Salviati, Francesco. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 161v)

Al Capitano Etc. [Prince of Salerno?]. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 163v)

Porcia, Antonio di. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 164v)

Mendoza, Bernardino de. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 165r)

Ponzio, Francesco. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 165v)

Ricco. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 165v)

Dal Pozzo, Luigi. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 166r)

Carpegna, Orazio di. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 166v)

Messinese, Giovanni Battista. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 167r)

Saracino, Lucrezia. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 167v)

Saracino, Francesco. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 168r)

[Cattaneo], Danese. Venezia, August 1545 (l. 168v)

Mula, Marco Antonio. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 168v)

Morosini, Marco Antonio. Venezia, [September] 1545 (l. 169v)

Beltrami, Girolama. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 170r)

Bellagio, Vincenzo. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 170v)

Alfan, Elia. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 171r)

Prete, [Girolamo]. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 171v)

Pallavicino, Girolamo. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 172r)

Ricci, Marietta. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 172v)

Daniello, Bernardino. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 173r)

[Medici, Cosimo I de'], Duke of Florence. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 173v)

Campano, [Giovanni Battista?]. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 174r)

A Madonna Fiordiligi D. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 174v)

Ricci, Marietta. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 175v)

[Collalto], Collaltino di. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 175v)

Al Signore Etc. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 176r)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 176v)

Gonzaga, Ferrante. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 176v)

Marcolini, [Francesco]. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 177v)

Marchetti, Franceschino. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 177v)

Manfredi, [Tommaso].Venezia, September 1545 (l. 178r)

[Collalto], Collaltino di. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 178v)

Manfredi, Tommaso. Venezia, September 1545 (l. 178v)

Contile, Luca. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 179r)

Sansedonio, Alessandro. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 179v)

Castaldi, Giovanni Battista. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 180r)

La Rocca, Girolamo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 180v)

Al Cavalliero Rengiffo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 180v)

[Varano, Giulia da], Duchess of Urbino. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 181r)

Degli Albizzi, Francesco. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 181v)

Palazzo, [Camilla]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 182r)

Agnelli, Benedetto. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 182v)

Doria, [Andrea]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 183r)

Collalto, Vinciguerra di. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 183v)

Sergio da Pola. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 184r)

Antonio da Pola. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 184v)

Colonna, Gasparo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 185r)

Capucci, Dionisio. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 185v)

Collalto, Collaltino di. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 186r)

[Lando, Pietro], Archbishop of Candia. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 186v)

Corner, Benedetto. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 187r)

Pallavicino, Girolamo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 187v)

[Cattaneo], Danese. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 188v)

Este, Ippolito d'. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 188v)

Molino, Marco Antonio. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 189v)

Gatteschi, Filippo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 189v)

[Isabella di Capua], Princess of Molfetta. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 190v)

Gonzaga, Ferrante. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 191r)

Corinzi, Giorgio. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 191v)

Francis I, King of France. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 192r)

Serlio, [Sebastiano].Venezia, October 1545 (l. 193v)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 194v)

[Isabella di Capua], Viceregina of Sicily, and [Gonzaga, Ferrante], Viceré of Sicily. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 195r)

Venier, Lorenzo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 195v)

Piccolomini, Antonio Maria. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 196r)

Costacciari, [Bonaventura Pio]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 196v)

Al Cavalieri. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 197r)

A lo Imbasciadore (to the Ambassador). Venezia, October 1545 (l. 197v)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 198r)

Pallavicino, Ludovica. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 198v)

Al monaco milanese (to the monk from Milan). Venezia, October 1545 (l. 199v)

Pallavicino, Girolamo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 200r)

Bembo, [Pietro]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 201r)

Palazzo, [Camilla]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 201v)

Ricci, Marietta. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 202r)

Rangone, Ercole. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 202v)

[Coppa, Jacopo]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 203v)

Salviati, Francesco. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 205r)

Bibbiena, [Giovanni Battista]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 205v)

Pallavicino, Camilla. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 206r)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 206v)

Zeno, Marco. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 207r)

Visconti, Ercole. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 207v)

A i Signori Fuccari (Fugger). Venezia, October 1545 (l. 208r)

Bandinelli, [Baccio]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 209v)

Ambrogio di San Benedetto. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 209v)

Pietra, Clemente. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 210v)

Vecellio, Vincenzo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 211r)

Tedeschino, [Stella, Tommaso] called. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 211v)

Caluzio, Paolo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 212v)

Venier, Domenico. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 213r)

Colonna, Gasparo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 213v)

[Ricci], Marietta. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 214r)

[Medici, Cosimo I de'], Duke of Florence. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 214r)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 215r)

Salviati, [Giovanni]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 215v)

[Medici, Cosimo I de'], Duke of Florence. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 216v)

Pandolfini, Pier Filippo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 217r)

Bardi, Donato. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 217v)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 218r)

Ruscellai, Francesco. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 218r)

Priscianese, [Francesco]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 219v)

Dal Medico, Piero. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 219v)

[Cristiani, Matteo], General Abbot of Monte Oliveto. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 220r)

[Degli Eusebi], Gianni Ambrogio. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 220r)

[Franco, Nicolò]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 220v)

Dal Pozzo, Luigi. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 221r)

[Giugi], Modesto. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 221v)

Bruno, Gian Tommaso. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 221v)

Ricci, Marietta. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 222r)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 222r)

[Pace], Gian Paolo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 222r)

Michiel, Marco Antonio. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 222v)

[Medici, Cosimo I de'], Duke of Florence. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 223r)

Terzo, Antonio. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 223r)

Bellapietra, [Paolo]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 223v)

[Leonardi, Gian Jacopo], Count of Monte Labate. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 224r)

[Bonucci, Agostino], General Prior of the Servite Order. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 225r)

Molino, Girolamo. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 225v)

[Badoer, Federico]. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 226r)

Zeno, Nicolò. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 226v)

Badoer, Federico. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 227r)

Badoer, Bastiano. Venezia, October 1545 (l. 227v)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 228v)

id. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 229r)

Sansovino, [Jacopo].Venezia, November 1545 (l. 229r)

Masippo, Lucrezia. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 229r)

Gadio, [Giorgio?]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 229v)

[Farnese, Pier Luigi], Duke of Piacenza. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 230r)

Piccolomini, Antonio Maria. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 230v)

Sandella, Angela. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 231r)

Franceschi, Francesco. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 231r)

Reveslà, Francesco. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 231v)

Balbi, Francesco. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 232r)

[Dal Monte], Ranieri. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 232v)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 232v)

Paolucci, Annibale. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 233r)

Spina, Biagio. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 233v)

Franciotti, [Nicolò]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 233v)

Pilucca, [Paolo]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 233v)

id. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 233v)

id. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 234r)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 234r)

Ai Fuccari (Fugger). Venezia, November 1545 (l. 234v)

A F. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 234v)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 234v)

id. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 235r)

[Pace], Gian Paolo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 235v)

Crivelli, Paolo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 236r)

[Vasari], Giorgio. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 236r)

Bentivoglio, Ercole. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 236r)

Bruno, Gian Tommaso. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 236v)

Ricchi, [Agostino]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 237r)

Bruno, Gian Tommaso. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 237r)

Brenzone, [Agostino]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 237v)

Beltrami, Giovanna. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 237v)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 238r)

id. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 238v)

Franchini, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 238v)

Al conte Agostino [Lando?]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 238v)

Passero contessa. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 238v)

Sandella, Caterina. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 239v)

Giovanni da Lecce. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 239v)

[Marco Santo]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 240r)

Dei Fabbri conte. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 240v)

[Bruno], Gian Tommaso. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 241r)

id. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 241r)

[Medici, Cosimo I de'], Duke of Florence. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 241r)

Franchini, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 241r)

Cambi, Tommaso. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 241v)

Lioni, Francesco. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 241v)

Pallavicino, Girolamo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 242r)

Fausto Da Longiano, [Sebastiano]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 242r)

Franciotti, [Nicolò]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 242r)

Salviati, Giuliano. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 242v)

Grottaferrata. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 242v)

Dolce, Ludovico. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 243r)

Giovanni secretario. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 243v)

Nardi, [Jacopo].Venezia, November 1545 (l. 244r)

Di Gennaro, Cesare. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 244v)

Pistoia, [De Rossi, Giovanni] called. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 244v)

Salviati, Giuliano. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 244v)

Caro, [Annibal]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 245r)

Franchini, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 245v)

Ricchi, [Agostino]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 245v)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 245v)

[Sanseverino, Ferrante, Prince of Salerno]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 246r)

[Della Rovere, Guidobaldo II], Duke of Urbino. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 246r)

id. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 246v)

Fausto [Da Longiano, Sebastiano]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 246v)

Al S.C. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 247r)

Cesano, [Gabriele]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 247r)

id. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 247r)

[Hurtado de] [Mendoza], Diego. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 247v)

[Madruzzo, Cristoforo], Bishop of Trento. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 247v)

Sansovino, Jacopo. Venezia, 1545 (l. 248r)

Brenzone, Agostino. December 1545 (l. 248v)

[Livrieri], Cecilia. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 248v)

Gallo, Agostino. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 248v)

Tromboncino, [Ippolito]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 249r)

Dialogo amante amore. (l. 249v)

Palazzo, [Taddeo]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 249v)

Balbi, Francesco. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 250r)

Rota, [Simone].Venezia, December 1545 (l. 250r)

Al Capitano (to the Captain). Venezia, December 1545 (l. 250v)

Gadaldino, Agostino. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 250v)

[Fausto] Da Longiano, [Sebastiano]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 251r)

Bornato, [Annibale]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 251r)

[Beba, Anna]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 251v)

Danzi, [Giovanni]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 252r)

Fausto [Da Longiano, Sebastiano]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 252v)

Pilucca, [Paolo]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 252v)

id. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 252v)

Loredan, [Pietro or Francesco?]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 253r)

Campano, [Giovanni Battista?]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 253v)

[Maini], Francesco. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 253v)

Fausto [Da Longiano, Sebastiano]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 254r)

[Leoni], Lioni. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 254r)

Pallavicino, Girolamo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 254r)

Costanzo, Scipione. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 254v)

Doni, [Anton Francesco]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 255r)

D'Agostino, Pietro. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 255r)

Cavalli, Jacopo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 255v)

Masippo, Luigi. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 256r)

Giron, [Hernan].Venezia, November 1545 (l. 256v)

Pallavicino, Girolamo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 257r)

Palazzo, [Taddeo]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 257v)

Pallavicino, [Girolamo].Venezia, November 1545 (l. 258r)

Agnello, Benedetto. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 258r)

[Speroni], Sperone. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 258v)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 259r)

De Rossi, [Gian Girolamo]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 259r)

Pistoia, [De Rossi, Giovanni] called. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 260r)

Faloppia, [Giovan Francesco]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 260v)

Romani, Romano. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 261r)

A Monsignor Bologna. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 261r)

Gaddi, [Nicolò].Venezia, November 1545 (l. 261v)

Pallavicino, Girolamo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 261v)

[Collalto], Collaltino da. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 261v)

[Franco, Nicolò]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 262r)

Padovan Cartaio [Del Padovano, Federico]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 262r)

Bruno, Gian Tommaso. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 262v)

[Marco Santo]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 262v)

Ricco. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 262v)

Ricchi, Francesco. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 263r)

Martelli, [Nicolò]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 263r)

Bruno, Gian Tommaso. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 263r)

id. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 263r)

[Caula], Camillo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 263v)

Rosso, Vincenzo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 264r)

Bernieri, Antonio. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 264v)

Al Napolitano. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 264v)

Castiglione, [Bartolomeo]. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 265r)

Romano, Girolamo. Venezia, November 1545 (l. 265r)

Dal Monte, Ranieri. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 265v)

Bruno, Gian Tommaso. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 266r)

Lippomani, Giovanni. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 266v)

Del Caccia, Alessandro. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 267r)

Foscarini, [Sebastiano].Venezia, December 1545 (l. 267v)

Franciotti, [Nicolò]. Venezia, December 1545 (l. 268r)

Gabriele, Trifone. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 268r)

Corner, Benedetto. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 269r)

Ramberti, [Benedetto]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 269r)

Collalto, Manfredo di. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 269v)

Ferretti, Giulia. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 270r)

Lottini, Gian Francesco. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 270v)

Sansovino, Paolo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 271r)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 271v)

Romano, Girolamo. January 1546 (l. 271v)

A quel de la giovane. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 272r)

Sinistri, Girolamo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 272v)

Varchi, [Benedetto]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 272v)

[Giannotti, Tommaso]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 273r)

[Spina, Biagio]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 274r)

[Dal Monte], Montino. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 274r)

Franchini, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 274v)

[Duarte, Francisco]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 274v)

A i miei parenti (to my relatives). Venezia, January 1546 (l. 275r)

Parigi, Girolamo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 275r)

Bagarotti, [Antonio]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 275v)

Tolomei, [Claudio]. Venezia (l. 276r)

Bombaglino [Accorsi, Girolamo]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 276v)

Brucioli, [Antonio]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 277r)

Forzio, Angelo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 277v)

Genga, [Girolamo]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 277v)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 278r)

Cambi, Tommaso. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 278v)

id. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 279r)

Barbarigo, Agostino. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 279r)

Fugger, Christoph. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 279v)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 279v)

Emo, Leonardo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 280r)

Boldù, Andrea. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 280v)

Berna [Telucci, Mario]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 280v)

[Franco, Nicolò]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 281v)

Barbaro, Daniele. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 281v)

Ricchi, Francesco. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 282r)

Al Guglia academico. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 282r)

[Sanmicheli], Michele. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 282v)

Bargeo, Pietro. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 283r)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia (l. 283v)

Alunno, [Francesco].Venezia, January 1546 (l. 284r)

[Franco, Nicolò]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 284r)

Canal, Cristoforo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 284v)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 285r)

A la signora Tina. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 285r)

[Franco, Nicolò]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 286r)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 286r)

Masippo, [Lucrezia]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 286r)

Salamone, Francesco. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 286v)

Sandella, Caterina. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 287r)

Guinisio, [Giovan Francesco]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 288r)

Lando, Ottavio. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 288v)

D'Arbi, Grisogono. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 288v)

Paolucci, Lucrezia. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 289r)

Brucioli, [Antonio]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 290r)

[Duarte, Francisco]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 290r)

Susio, [Giovanni Battista]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 291r)

Ricchi, Francesco. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 291v)

Mocenigo, Gian Francesco. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 292r)

Lattanzi, Lattanzio. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 292v)

Pizzoni, [Giovanni Battista]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 292v)

Vitali, Tita. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 293r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 293v)

A la cavaliera Valente. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 294r)

Domenichi, [Ludovico]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 294v)

Bruno, Gian Tommaso. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 294v)

Santa Giuliana, Giovanni. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 294v)

[Paolucci], Lucrezia. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 295r)

Vitali, Tarlato. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 295v)

Landriano, Antonio. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 296r)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 296r)

Cesano, [Gabriele]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 296v)

Riccio, Daniele. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 296v)

Strozzi, Francesco. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 297r)

Pepoli, Guido. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 297v)

Lodovici, [Gian Battista]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 297v)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 298r)

Coccio, [Francesco Angelo].Venezia, January 1546 (l. 298v)

[Cattaneo], Danese. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 298v)

Faloppia, [Giovan Francesco].Venezia, January 1546 (l. 298v)

[Franco, Nicolò]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 299r)

Al dottor Biliardo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 299r)

Brenzone, [Agostino].Venezia, January 1546 (l. 299v)

[India, Francesco]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 300r)

[Vico], Enea. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 300v)

Vecellio, Vincenzo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 300v)

Salviati, Francesco. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 301r)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 301r)

[Medici, Cosimo I de'], Duke of Florence. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 301r)

Orsini, Leone. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 301v)

Corner, Giovanni. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 302r)

Citolini, [Alessandro]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 302v)

Rucellai, Francesco. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 303r)

Riccio, Vincenzo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 303r)

Corte, Orlando. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 303v)

Al capitano Campano. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 303v)

Gabriele, Trifone. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 304r)

Castiglione, Cencio. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 304r)

Zeno, Francesco. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 304v)

Bruno, Gian [Tommaso]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 305r)

Franciotti, [Nicolò]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 305r)

id. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 305v)

Medici, Zanobi de'. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 305v)

Goito, [Bernardino]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 306r)

Beltrami, Livia. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 306v)

[Hurtado de] Mendoza, Diego. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 307r)

Barbaro, [Daniele]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 307v)

[Varau, Giovanni]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 308r)

[Aialles], Juan. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 308v)

Gatzelù, Domingo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 309r)

Contile, Luca. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 309v)

Sinistri, Girolamo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 310r)

Montluc, [Jean de]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 310v)

[Cattaneo], Danese. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 311r)

Bornato, [Annibale]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 311r)

Pilucca, [Paolo]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 311r)

Vecellio, Giovanni. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 311r)

Pilucca, [Paolo]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 311v)

Paolucci, Annibale. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 311v)

D'Adda, Ferrante. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 312v)

Pilucca, [Paolo]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 313r)

Micheli, Giovanni. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 313r)

Della Ratta, Cesare. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 313v)

Oggio, Piero. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 313v)

Betussi, [Giuseppe]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 314r)

Rota, [Simone]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 314r)

Badoer, Federico. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 314v)

Faloppia, [Giovan Francesco]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 314v)

Brambato, Gian Battista. (l. 315r)

Cavalli, Jacopo. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 315r)

Corrieri, Lorenzino [Lorenzetto]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 315v)

Saracino, Caterina. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 315v)

Pilucca, [Paolo]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 316r)

[Ricci, Pier Francesco]. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 316r)

[Manetti, Latino] Giovenale. Venezia, January 1546 (l. 316v)

Fausto [Da Longiano, Sebastiano]. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 317r)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 317v)

Rota, [Simone].Venezia, February 1546 (l. 317v)

A M.F. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 318r)

Spira, Fortunio. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 318v)

Rota, [Simone]. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 318v)

Verità, Jacopo. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 319r)

Pilucca, [Paolo]. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 319r)

Colloredo, Matteo. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 319v)

Franciotti, [Nicolò]. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 319v)

Ventura da Gubbio. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 320r)

Della Ratta, Cesare. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 320v)

Dall'Armi, Ludovico. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 321r)

Rinaldo da Spello. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 321v)

Filago, Gian Maria. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 321v)

Spina, Biagio. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 322r)

Panfilio, Piero. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 322v)

Adriano [da Perugia]. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 323r)

Davila, Luigi. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 323v)

Perez, Gonzalo. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 323v)

Vitali, Bartolomeo. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 324r)

Maini, Francesco. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 324v)

Bornato, [Annibale].Venezia, February 1546 (l. 325r)

id. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 325r)

Franchini, [Gian Francesco]. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 325v)

Rangone, Ludovico. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 325v)

Idiagues, [Alonso de]. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 325v)

[Graziani, Felice]. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 326r)

Beltrami, Gianotto. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 326r)

Montacuto, Federico. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 326v)

[Vecellio], Tiziano. Venezia, 1546 (l. 327r)

Cellesi, [Simone]. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 328r)

Bornato, [Annibale]. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 328r)

Guidi, Jacopo. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 328r)

Savorgnan, Mario. Venezia, February 1546 (l. 328v)

 

Pietro, the son of Tita Bonci and a cobbler named Luca Del Tura, was born in Arezzo in the momentous year 1492. With typical disregard for propriety, he sometimes claimed to be the bastard of the nobleman Luigi Bacci, who kept his mother as a mistress. In all his publications, however, he adopted the nom d'artiste Pietro Aretino. He received little education and lived, for some years poor and neglected, picking up such straps of information as he could. Still very young he was banished from Arezzo on account of a satirical sonnet which he composed against indulgences. About 1506 he moved to Perugia, where he obtained the protection of Francesco Bontempi. In that town he also got acquainted with many poets and painters, among them Agnolo Firenzuola, who became a partner in his many dissolute adventures. In those years he wrote a collection of poems, Opera nova (Venezia, Zoppino, 1512), his first published work. After a brief stay in Siena, where he was serving Agostino Chigi, he settled in Rome in 1517 and entered the refined court of Leo X. Like his friend Bernardo Accolti, called Unico Aretino, Pietro became soon very popular for his audacity and effrontery that made him both loved for the laugh and sympathy he communicated, and respected for fear of falling victim to his terrible satirical tongue. He was able to become the confidant of politicians and diplomats and close friend of artists and poets. From them he gathered a wealth of anecdotes and secrets, which he used to put himself at the center of Roman social life. Aretino had to flee briefly in 1524 after publishing some sonnets to go with a series of banned engravings by Giulio Romano showing positions adopted in love-making; and once more, this time permanently, in 1525, when the chief target of his pen, Bishop Gian Matteo Giberti - a man Clement could not afford to offend publicly - nearly succeeded in having him assassinated. To the end of the Roman period and the beginning of his stay in Mantua dates back the composition of an unfinished poem on the Gonzaga family, later published under the title Marfisa (1532).

In 1527 Aretino moved to Venice, where he remained for the rest of his life. There he became friend of the painters Jacopo Sansovino and Titian, who made the famous portrait of him later reproduced in many of his editions. In Venice Pietro could count on various protections and therefore live a very lavish and libertine life. He used to send more or less favorable predictions and laudatory or defamatory texts to mighty people all over Europe, according to his sympathies and the benefits he could get from them. They began to fear him and cover him with gifts and titles to enjoy the favor of his pen. In Venice Aretino started also publishing systematically his new writings in association with the typographer Francesco Marcolini: devotional works like I sette salmi de la penitenza di David (1534), Umanità di Cristo (1535), and Vita di Maria Vergine (1540); profane and scandalous texts like the celebrated Ragionamenti (1534-1536); comedies like Il Marescalco (1533), La Cortigiana (1534), L'Ipocrito (1542), La Talanta (1542), and Il Filosofo (1546). His most original creation inaugurated a new literary genre: a series of six books of letters, which were published from 1537 onwards. With these Aretino had achieved perhaps the most monumental act of self-production in early modern history. Though he was explicit in his condemnation of linguistic pedantry, the vigour, colour and inventiveness of his prose is the result of great care, usually well concealed beneath a surface of apparent spontaneity. His letters reveal him as a nimble thinker, a writer capable of expressing a wide range of feeling, a gifted and - for the time - uniquely sympathetic appreciator of the works of his artist friends, among whom Titian was prominent.

In the 1540s he quickly understood that the political and religious climate was rapidly changing. His production became exclusively religious and he began writing tragedies (Horatia, 1546) instead of comedies. Despite this new strategy he could not obtain the cardinal's hat he had aspired for so long. In 1553 he made his last trip to Rome in company of Guidobaldo, Duke of Urbino. In his last years he had to face the criticism of his former friend Anton Francesco Doni, which followed that, even harsher, expressed ten years earlier by Nicolò Franco, another of his former pupils. Aretino died in Venice in 1556. His death was due to apoplexy, but according to popular account, by falling over backward from his chair in a fit of laughter at an obscene story told him by his sister (cf. P. Larivaille, Pietro Aretino, Salerno, 1997, passim).


Al magnanimo signor Cosimo dei Medici Principe di buona volontade. Il terzo libro de le lettere