22 - 23 March 2005
ELCI, Angiolo Maria, Conte d' (1754-1824) -- Catalogo dei Libri dal Conte Angiolo Maria d'Elci donati alla Imperiale e Real Libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana. Florence: Tipografia All'Insegna di Dante, 1826.
Large 4o (290 x 217 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece by Raffaele Morghen. Publisher's decorated blue boards (some wear, joints partly split).
The privately printed catalogue of the important library of Greek and Latin classics, offered by d'Elci to the Laurenziana in 1818. This copy contains not only the first printing, but also the extensive cancels. Due to the large number of mistakes in the first printing, almost a third of the pages needed to be reset.
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