Twenty-four unpublished letters, dated 1611-1612, provide documentary evidence for the biography of the sender, the Bolognese poet Girolamo Preti (1582-1626), and are an important source for the history of the Ambrosiana Library, founded in Milan by cardinal Federico Borromeo. Indeed Preti was charged by the cardinal to purchase volumes for the library and the letters contain a number of lists of printed books and manuscripts. From his letters Preti appears in friendly relationship with Girolamo Aleandro, Alessandro Tassoni, and other members of Roman literary circles; for the benefit of the Roman Accademia degli Umoristi Preti convinced cardinal Federico to give a relic of S. Carlo Borromeo.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Jerome Preti in Rome: the letters to Federico Borromeo (1611-1612)|
|Number of pages||40|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Accademia degli Umoristi
- Biblioteca Ambrosiana
- Federico Borromeo
- Girolamo Preti