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Zanetti, Guido Antonio
Bologna: Per Lelio dalla Volpe Impressore dell' Instituto delle Scienze / Nella Stamper´┐Ża di Lelio dalla Volpe, 8211, 1741. Bologna: Per Lelio dalla Volpe Impressore dell' Instituto delle Scienze / Nella Stamperìa di Lelio dalla Volpe, 8211. Five volumes, complete. 4to [31 by 22 cm], matching contemporary quarter calf with speckled boards; spines with five raised bands, ruled in gilt; red and green spine labels, gilt; red speckled page edges. (8), xvi, 470, (2) + xxxx, 514 + xvi, 508 + xiv, 544 + xii 492 pages; finely engraved titles; engraved and woodcut dedication vignettes and initials; text engravings of coins; tables; 66 engraved plates of coins and medals. Bindings somewhat worn, but sound; tiny holes in spines not affecting the contents; occasional browning and staining. A sound, very good set with only minor occasional faults. A complete set of this vast numismatic compilation, originally part of the Trivulzio family's libraries and in more modern times part of the personal library of Dr. Ferdinando Bassoli. Indeed, Dr. Bassoli devoted a full chapter of his Antiquarian Books on Coins and Medals to the enormous numismatic compendia compiled by Zanetti and Argelati. Bassoli writes: "Guid' Antonio Zanetti of Bologna (1741-1791) ... struck on the idea of continuing, under his editorship and at his own expense, Filippo Argelati's work on Italian mints. Well aware that this was not something he could manage on his own, he endeavoured, with infinite patience and determination, to persuade all of the scholars with whom he was in contact to make some contribution, and encou … [Click Below for Full Description]
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