Woodcut printer’s device on titles. 4 p.l., xxvii, , 368 pp.; 547 pp. Large 4to, cont. Italian red morocco (covers of Vol. II a little rubbed), sides richly gilt with the arms of Pope Clement XIV in gilt in center of each cover, spines richly gilt (each tooled slightly differently), a.e.g. Faenza: G.A. Archi, 1769.
First edition, and a very handsome set with the arms of Pope Clement XIV on covers, of the first bio-bibliographical guide to the writers of Ravenna; about 2500 works by more than 600 authors are included. Ginanni (1698-1774), the learned Italian bibliographer and historian, was a professor in Florence and then in Ravenna where he developed a great knowledge of Italian history and writers. He formed an important collection of books and medals and was a member of many academic societies.
Very fine set. Stamp on titles of the Biblioteca Piervissana on titles. From the library of A.R.A. Hobson with bookplate.
❧ Besterman 5346. N.B.G., Vol. 20, cols. 570-71.
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