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The Italian Library. Containing an Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Valuable Authors of Italy. With a Preface, Exhibiting the Changes of the Tuscan Language, from the Barbarous Ages to the Present Time by  Giuseppe [& Samuel JOHNSON] Baretti - First edition - 1757 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

The Italian Library. Containing an Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Valuable Authors of Italy. With a Preface, Exhibiting the Changes of the Tuscan Language, from the Barbarous Ages to the Present Time

by Baretti, Giuseppe [& Samuel JOHNSON]

Condition: Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco spine label. Rebacked, preserving original label, new endsheets


London: Printed for A. Millar, 1757. First edition. [ii], xciv, [1, errata], [1], 343, [1], [26, index] pp. 8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco spine label. Rebacked, preserving original label, new endsheets. First edition. [ii], xciv, [1, errata], [1], 343, [1], [26, index] pp. 8vo. The first paragraph of the preface was written by Baretti's friend Dr. Johnson. The work comprises an outline of the development of the Italian language and an annotated bibliography of works in Italian. Fleeman 57.2BIL; Hazen, pp. 15-6



  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 314357
  • Title: The Italian Library. Containing an Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Valuable Authors of Italy. With a Preface, Exhibiting the Changes of the Tuscan Language, from the Barbarous Ages to the Present Time
  • Author: Baretti, Giuseppe [& Samuel JOHNSON]
  • Format/binding:[ii], xciv, [1, errata], [1], 343, [1], [26, index] pp. 8vo
  • Book condition: Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco spine label. Rebacked, preserving original label, new endsheets
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: Printed for A. Millar
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1757
  • Keywords: Italy | Bibliography | Language & Dictionaries
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature; Books about Books; Language & Dictionaries;


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