London: Presso H. Berthoud, 1818. Nuova Edition. 12mo. iv, , 188 pp. Three quarter maroon leather over marbled paper covered boards. Minor wear to extremities; previous owner bookplate for William Mode Spackman, American author, & name; light foxing to endpapers; pencil notation on pg. 64; else a near fine copy. Item #19103
"The Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis" is an epistolary novel written by Ugo Foscolo between 1798 and 1802 and first published later that year. The model was Goethe's novel 'The Sorrows of Young Werther' (1774). Another influence is Rousseau's 'Julie, or the New Heloise' (1761). Foscolo's work was also inspired by the political events that occurred in Northern Italy during the Napoleonic period, when the Treaty of Campoformio forced Foscolo to go into exile from Venice to Milan. The autobiographic elements reflect into the novel. - wiki.