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PANSA, Muzio (1565-1628)
Della libraria vaticana ragionamenti divisi in quattro parti. Ne quali non solamente si discorre dell'origine . ma anco con l'occasione delle pitture Con l'agiunta degli alfabeti delle lingue straniere, e con alcuni discorsi in fine de libri, e della stampa vaticana, e di molte altre librarie si publiche, come private in Roma. Con tre tavole.
- 4to. (8), 331, (29) pp. With the printer's device on the title-page and at the end, a woodcut illustration of the Vatican library, and several specimens of exotic types (cf. A. Brogiotti e H.D.L. Vervliet, The Type Specimens of the Vatican Press, 1628, Amsterdam, 1968, p. 19). Contemporary limp vellum, manuscript title on spine, new endpapers, lower inner margin of the title skillfully repaired, some light dampstains in the margin of the first quire, three manuscript entries inked out or erased on the title-page, light marginal foxing, but a very good, genuine copy. FIRST EDITION. A second issue was printed in 1608 under the title Vago, e diletteuole giardino di varie lettioni. A year later was published in Latin a more scientific work on the same subject with the title Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana by Angelo Rocca (1545-1620), head of the Vatican printing office and founder of the Biblioteca Angelica. The work, one of the earliest treatises on library science, is divided into four parts, each of which contains respectively 40, 16, 9, and 29 "discorsi'. In the first parts is mainly described the new library building commissioned by Pope Sixtus V and realized from 1587 to 1590 by Domenico Fontana, and the other urbanistic works executed by this architect. In the second part are delineated the paintings on the right wall of the Salone Sistino showing the ecumenical councils of the Church (from Nicea to Trent). The third part deals with the most famous libraries of the world as depicted on the left wall of the Salone. The last part are listed all who contributed to the inv … [Click Below for Full Description]
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