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Creator:
Smith, Joseph, 1674-1770.
Title(s):

Bibliotheca Smithiana, seu, Catalogus librorum D. Josephi Smithii Angli : per cognomina authorum dispositus.

Additional Title(s):

Bibliotheca Smithiana

Catalogus librorum D. Josephi Smithii Angli

Published/Created:
Venetiis : Typis Jo. Baptistae Pasquali, MDCCLV [1755]
Physical Description:
[8], xliii, [1], DXIX [i.e. DXVII], [1], CCCXLVIII [i.e. CCCLII], [4] p. ; 25 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z997 .S65 1755 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Z997 .S65 1755 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z997 .S65 1755 Copy 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Catalog compiled by Giovanni Battista Pasquali.
The critical notes are by Giovanni degli Agostini and Girolamo Zanetti. Cf. Pref.
Signatures: [*]⁴, **a-**l², A-Z, Aa-Yy⁴, Zz⁴-1, Aaa-Ttt, a-z, aa-oo⁴, pp⁶, qq-xx⁴.
Numbers CCCIII-CCCVI repeated in the final group of paging.
Title page printed in red and black; with an engraved title page vignette.
"Praefationes et epistolae voluminibus editis appositae, ab incunabulis typographiae ante annum MCCCCC": p. [LXVII]-CCCXLVIII (6th sequence).
Includes index.
BAC: British Art Center has three copies. Copy 1 is bound in later red quarter morocco and marbled boards.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in gilt-tooled vellum.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 bound in gilt-tooled vellum. Armorial bookplate: John Murray [the English diplomat, ca. 1714-1775]. With notes in pen and ink on the front endpapers concerning the present work.
Catalog of the library of Joseph Smith (1674-1770), which he collected while consul at Venice. The collection was purchased by George III in 1765 for £10,000 and now forms part of the King's Library at the British Museum.
Subject Terms:
British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books. King's Library.
Incunabula -- Italy -- Bibliography -- Catalogs -- Early works to 1800.
Murray, John, ca. 1714-1775 -- Bookplate.
Private libraries -- Italy -- Catalogs -- Early works to 1800.
Rare books -- Italy -- Bibliography -- Catalogs -- Early works to 1800.
Smith, Joseph, 1674-1770 -- Library -- Catalogs.
Form/Genre:
Woodcuts -- 1755.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Contributors:
Pasquali, Giovanni Battista, comp.
Agostini, Giovanni degli, 1701-1755.
Zanetti, Girolamo Francesco, 1713-1782.
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