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Rare catologue of Crevenna's Library. Catalogue raisonné de la Collection de Livres de M. Pierre Antoine Crevenn [..]

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Rare catologue of Crevenna's Library. Catalogue raisonné de la Collection de Livres de M. Pierre Antoine Crevenn [..]
 CREVENNA, Pietro Antonio. Catalogue raisonné de la Collection de Livres de M. Pierre Antoine Crevenna. Amsterdam, 1776

6 Vols. 4to, mm. 272x225; Contemporary quarter leather binding; pp. 2, VIII, 149, 1; 2, 244, 2; 322, 2; 327, i.e. 323, 1; 346, 2; 4, 336, 4. Vignettes on title pages, woodcut Initials and Finals. Difects on binding, damages, uncut specimen.

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Very rare edition, printed in few copies, according to the author's instructions. An enthusiastic and learned librarian from Milan, Crevenna, who lived for a long time in Amsterdam, employed enormous resources to gather a library of exceptional value. This catalog, accompanied by a broad and rigorous set of bibliographic notes, describes over a thousand incunabula, manuscripts and editions of its library; at the editorial staff was his librarian Carl'Andrea Oltolina, a Milanese dialect author, former secretary of the small literary Academy of the Fenici in Milan. The notes that the Catalog reserves at every edition of some relief testify to a punctual and close critical comparison of the Crevenna with the great bibliographies of the time: the work therefore offers a valuable contribution to bibliographic science. The last volume contains exhaustive indexes and includes incunabula by date, a list of Greek and Latin authors, chronological lists of books printed by Aldo, Giunti, Gryphius and others.

Bibliography

Cfr. D.B.I., Vol. 30, 1984.
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