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Dialogo...nel quale si ragiona del modo di accrescere e conservar la memoria

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Author Lodovico Dolce (Italian, 1508–1568), Printer Giovanni Battista Sessa (Italian, active 1546–1602), Printer Melchiorre Sessa (Italian, active 1506–1549)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 789; Mortimer, Italian, 157


Overall: 15.8 x 11.2 x 2 cm (6 1/4 x 4 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 23 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Giovanni Battista and Melchiorre Sessa, 1562) Octavo; 124 leaves; contemporary tan paper wraps, green cloth box.

Illustrations of visual mnemonic devices; man’s head with areas of the brain identified (fol. B5r)

Venice: Giovanni Battista and Melchiorre Sessa, 1562


Anna C. Hoyt, Boston; her stepson James W. Mavor, Jr., by whom given to MFA, December 17, 1986.

Credit Line

Gift of James W. Mavor, Jr.