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Hobson (Anthony R.A.), 1921-2014

Apollo and Pegasus: an enquiry into the formation and dispersal of a Renaissance library

Amsterdam, Gérard Th. van Heusden, 1975
(31 cm), xviii, 250 pp., numerous illustrations, including 34 plates (2 in colour). Publisher’s cloth binding, pictorial dust jacket. - The celebrated account of the library of Giovanni Battista Grimaldi (c. 1524-1612). 144 volumes, most in bindings decorated with a plaquette depicting Apollo and Pegasus, are identified and associated with three Roman bookseller-binders: Maestro Luigi, Marcantonio Guillery, and Niccolò Franzese. ¶ Faultless copy.

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