>Laude de le belle donne perusine composte per el magnifico Camillo di Porti Vicentino
Only copy known, from the Richard Heber (1773–1833) Library
Di Porti (Camillo), active 1526
Laude de le belle donne perusine composte per el magnifico Camillo di Porti Vicentino
Perugia, Girolamo Cartolari, 1526 (28 January)
This volume of verse by “uno amoroso giouane meser Camillo di Porti gentihomo Vicentino” (folio A1 verso) is representative of a type of popular literature published across Italy in the sixteenth century which seems to have been read almost out of existence. Often printed during the pre-Lenten carnival (February-March), the books celebrate in verse the women of particular towns; many are by authors otherwise unknown; all survive in very few copies. Our book is not cited by the principal authority on early Perugine printing, Giovanni Battista Vermiglioli; no copy has yet come to the attention of the editors of EDIT 16; and we trace no copy in other online and printed library catalogues accessible to us.