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Author Pinelli, Maffeo, 1736-1785.
Title Bibliotheca Pinelliana : a catalogue 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) ...
Publication Info. [London : s.n., 1789]
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M P651 B582    IN LIBRARY
Description xxviii, 538 p. ; 23 cm.
Note Half-title.
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 bibliographia italica, no. 4180.
"The unnumbered section is a revised order of sale. A further sale of the Pinelli library took place on 2 February 1790; its catalogue was entitled Bibliotheca Pinelliana. Appendix"-- from the ESTC entry.
Indexed In: ESTC: T21605
Local Note Library copy rebound.
Subject Classical literature -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Italian literature -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Rare books -- Catalogs.
Manuscripts -- Catalogs.
Book auctions -- England -- Catalogs.
Genre or Form Auction catalogs -- England -- 18th century.
Added Author Morelli, Jacopo, 1745-1819.
Note Catalogue of the magnificent and celebrated library of Maffei Pinelli, late of Venice