Bibliotheca Pinelliana. A cataloque of the magnificent and celebrated library of Maffei Pinelli, late of Venice: comprehending an unparalleled collection of the Greek, Roman, and Italian authors, from the origin of printing: with many of the earliest editions printed upon vellum, and finely illuminated; a ... number of ... Greek and Latin manuscripts ... The whole library ... will be sold by auction ... March 2, 1789, and the twenty-two following days, (Sundays excepted); the sale afterwards to recommence ... April 20, and continue the following thirty-six days (Sundays excepted) ...
|Main Author:||Pinelli, Maffeo, 1736-1785.|
|Related Names:||Morelli, Jacopo 1745-1819.|
Italian literature > Bibliography.
Classical literature > Bibliography.
The present catalog purports to be "an exact abridgment" of the six volume catalog by Jacopo Morelli published at Venice in 1787. The entire collection sold by Pinelli's heirs to the bookseller, James Edwards, did not, however, reach London. While in transit, on three vessels, one of the ships was captured by pirates and the books thrown into the sea. Edwards' present sale of the remainder brought £9,000. cf. Ottino and Fumagalli, Bibliotheca bibliographica italica, no. 4180.
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