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TROMBELLI, Giovanni Cristostomo (1697-1784). Arte di conoscere l'Età de' Codici Latini e Italiani. Bologna: Girolamo Corciolani, and the heirs of S. Tommaso d'Aquino, 1756.
4o (264 x 198 mm). Engraved vignette on title, engraved facsimiles of scripts in text and 2 folding plates at end. Contemporary Italian paper-backed limp boards. Provenance: Baron Horace de Landau (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of this important and rare work on paleography and codicology, citing and studying examples from the sixth through the fifteenth centuries. Separate chapters are devoted to paper, vellum, characters, orthography, writing instruments, etc. Brunet V:967; Graesse VII:206.
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