Venezia: Giambatista Pasquali, 1753.
Title page of volume I printed in red and black, woodcut title vignettes, initials, tailpieces. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary vellum morocco spine labels (worn). Apart from repair to head of spine of vol. II, a lovely set, from the library of the Borghese-Fantuzzi family (armorial bookplate) Besterman 3213; Graesse II 612. Item #214550
The definitive edition of this celebrated catalogue of works written in Italian -- a virtual PMM of Italian printing. It first appeared in 1706 as a bibliopraphical appendix to the Fontanini's work Della eloquenza italiana, with 1500 entries. Subsequent editions appeared in 1727, 1736, and 1737, before this last and most important edition -- which is entirely the bibliographical part of the work -- containing 5,000 entries of Italian works in poetry, prose, arts, sciences, etc., with the invaluable commentary by Zeno, and an index.
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