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Michele Miracolo Editore is pleased to announce our inaugural publication, the Stanze by Pietro Bembo, the famed Venetian poet and humanist who composed this fifty stanza poem as part of the Carnival festivities for the court of Urbino in 1507. The text has been newly translated into English by David Slavitt and printed by Bradley Hutchinson from Blado types cast at his letterpress workshop in Austin, Texas. Approximately one hundred copies of this bilingual edition were printed and bound in an unusual “tête bêche” style, with each language having its own front cover but meeting in the middle, one text upside down in relation to the other. This is an edition that we hope will please lovers of Renaissance poetry and fine typography, an appealing package brimming over with charm and good humour.

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