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Collection of books. CREVENNA. Catalogue raisonné de la Collection de Livres de M. Pierre Antoine Crevenna.

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Collection of books. CREVENNA. Catalogue raisonné de la Collection de Livres de M. Pierre Antoine Crevenna.
 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.

Condition Report

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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