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A volume with blue paper covers and a decorative paper spine probably created during the nineteenth century in Florence, Italy by a member of the Peruzzi family. Album de stampine antiche is written on a decorative label pasted on the cover. The volume contains a scrapbook comprised of cutouts from books of over 350 woodcuts and engravings of decorative printers' marks including borders, initials, head-pieces, tail-pieces, portions of title pages, and vignettes. The books represented in the volume were published from 1569 to 1790. Books printed in the seventeenth century represent most of the items in the volume. The items pasted in the volume are in Latin and Italian. A majority of the books were printed in Italy in the cities of Bologna, Florence, Naples, Parma, Rome, and Venice. Imprints from other European cities represented include Cologne, Geneva, and Lyon. Most of the decorative woodcuts are boarders and tail-pieces. Some of the cropped title pages are printed in red and black. A complete bifolia entitled Nuova provisione dell'archivo publlico Fiorentino dated 1585 is included. Several items are inscribed with the signature of Caroli Peruzzi. The items in the volume have been pasted on top of an instructional and informational manual for practical mathematics in business transactions with merchants. The educational accounting guide is written in Italian. Some examples include mathematical problems, interest, and buying and selling wool and wine. The ruled pages have the watermark Giuseppa Livini.
Sold by Chiswick Auctions (London, England), 2017.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- October 2017
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