Ascarelli (Fernanda), 1903-1994

Annali tipografici di Giacomo Mazzocchi (Biblioteca Bibliografica Italica, 24)

Florence, Sansoni, 1961
(25.5 cm), 207 (3) pp., illustrations. Bound in collector’s red buckram, black skiver lettering-piece. - 167 editions are described. A native of Bergamo, Giacomo Mazzocchi arrived in Rome in 1505, and began to print there the same year. His fate during and after the Sack in 1527 remains a mystery; the tradition – accepted here by Ascarelli (nos. 166-167) – that Mazzocchi escaped, and found refuge in Zurich, where he printed two more books, has been disproved (see review of the present work by D.E. Rhodes, in The Library, June 1963, pp.152-153). ¶ Copy 258 (of 666). Excellent, unmarked copy.
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