Lucca: della Tipografia Bertini, 1826. Rare edition of this modest publication of wedding poetry dedicated to bride, Francesca Cosi del Vollia and her husband the noted engraver Antonio Viviani. This affectionate series of congratulatory poems includes sonnets by Leonardo Cardella, a local priest from Lucca, Domenico Ricchi, and the noted poetess, actress, and dancer Teresa Bandettini (1763-1837), who signed her work with her professional name “Amillia Etrusca”. Bandettini was a native of Lucca and in her retirement returned to her home town after a career on stage. Her sonnet, dedicated to the father of the bride, is revealing in its intimacy and connection with the town in which she was raised.
Not in NUC or OCLC. See Katherina Wilson, Encyclopedia of Continental Women Writers, Vol. I, pp. 77-78. Dizionario Biografia degil Italiani, Vol. V.
Not in NUC or OCLC. See Katherina Wilson, An Encyclopedia of Continental Women Writers, Vol. 1 pp. 77-77. Dizionario Biografia degli Italiani, Vol. 5.
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