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Most valuable early bibliography of the Aldine Press

[BURGASSI, Antonio Cesare and Jacopo MORELLI].
Serie dell'edizioni Aldine per ordine cronologico ed alphabetico. Seconda edizione con emendazioni e giunte.
Padua, Pietro Brandolese, 1790. 12mo. Contemporary wrappers. [8], 182, [1], [1 blank] pp.
€ 950
Second, expanded edition of an early chronological survey of the editions published by the Aldine Press (1494-1595). It is one of the very few early bibliographies on the output of a publishing house, the more interesting as it regards the famous Aldine Press of Aldus Manutius and his sons at Venice.
Breslauer & Folter mention the present publication in their description of the standard bibliography of the Aldine Press of Renouard: "Although it (Renouard) had eighteenth-century precursors, these were of little value, except perhaps for Antonio Cesare Burgassi's Serie dell'edizioni Aldine (Pisa 1790), especially in its second edition, by Jacopo Morelli (Padua 1790)".
A tiny speck on the title-page and on page 1, otherwise in fine condition and wholly untrimmed, with all deckles intact. Wrappers slightly discoloured and the spine label has a tear, but are otherwise good. Ahmanson-Murphy, The Aldine press 1185A; Besterman, Early printed books 1644; Breslauer & Folter, Bibliography: its history and development (1984) 115.
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