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(Lami, Giovanni)
Novelle Letterarie pubblicate in Firenze.; Edited by Giovanni Lami
Florence: All' Insegna del Centauro, 1768. First Series, 27 volumes of 29. 4to. Each annual volume consists of 52 numbers, printed in 8-page issues. Volumes 1-25 bound in publisher's boards; vols 28-29 bound in contemporary half vellum with morocco labels, marbled boards. Missing volumes 26 & 27. Some minor worming at ends of last 4 volumes, otherwise in very good condition; title and index of volume 29 (1768) in facsimile. This rare periodical is a treasure trove of information and a powerful tool for scholars documenting the history of ideas over the twenty-five-year period that it covers. Each volume contains three indexes, one listing the cities where reports originated; a second index for authors and titles of articles; and a third a subject index. For example, in volume I on pages 66 and 68, there is information on recent books that were place on the Index of Prohibited Books. There are also three articles on fables, numerous reports on recent scientific publication issued by various academies, descriptions of ancient costumes, libraries, and museums in Italy and across Europe. Hundreds of reports of human activity are covered in each volume and the indexes, make that information easily accessible to the scholarly community.One of the more interesting aspects of the publishing history of this periodical is Giovanni Lami's decision to create a printing company to produce each issue. In an article by Elisa Marrucchi published in La Bibliofilìa, she describes a series of documents that record the organization of the printing company under the name Stamperi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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