Leonardo da Vinci’s Trattato della Pittura : Treatise on painting : a bibliography of the printed editions 1651-1956… Preceded by a study of its sources and illustrations (Library Research Monographs, 5)
Copenhagen, Munksgaard, 1958
(25.5 cm), 243 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The bibliography (62 editions) is preceded by an account of the original manuscript attributed to Leonardo’s pupil, Francesco Melzi, and of more than thirty manuscript copies, all previous to the first edition printed in 1651. The printed editions are then related to their manuscript sources, and to each other; a number of “ghosts” appearing in Verga’s Bibliografia Vinciana (1931) are exorcised. ¶ Author’s presentation copy, inscribed by Steinitz “To my friends | One of the first 25 copies, each one signed no. 1” and a list of errata also in her hand. Loosely inserted are two copies of the publisher’s prospectus; and an offprint of Kate Steinitz, “Bibliography never ends…” from Raccolta Vinciana, volume 18 (1980), pp.97-111.