Ero e Leandro poemetto di Temira Parraside

Autore: SULGHER FANTASTICI, Fortunata (1755-1824)

Tipografo: Bodoni

Dati tipografici: Parma, 1802

Formato: in ottavo

With an unrecorded leaf printed for Prince Eugène de Beauharnais

8vo (230x143 mm). [6], XV, [1 blank] pp. An additional printed leaf (present only in this copy) has been added before the title page stating that the book belonged to Eugène de Beauharnais (1781-1824), Viceroy of Italy. Contemporary half morocco, gilt spine with green morocco lettering piece, panels within a double gilt frame with the gilt coat-of-arms of Eugène de Beauharnais at the centre (some scratches on the covers, corners rubbed). Uncut and unopened. A very good, clean copy.

FIRST EDITION of this poem written by the poetess Fortunata Sulgher. The name of the author is disguised with the pseudonym Temira Parraside, to whom is addressed the dedication by an anonymous admirer dated Crisopoli, 1 July 1802.

Fortunata Sulgher began to improvise verses at the age of 10. She married Giovanni Fantastici. In 1770 she was welcomed into the Academy of Arcadia under the pseudonym of Temira Parraside. She used to recite her poems at the meetings of the Royal Academy of Fine Letters in Florence. In 1783 she met Vincenzo Monti. In Florence, in 1785, Pietro Allegrini published her first complete anthology, Componimenti poetici. Angelica Kauffman painted her portrait in 1792. She died in Florence in 1824.

Brooks, 859; De Lama, II, p. 148.