Italian plays 1500-1700 in the Folger Library : a bibliography (Biblioteca di bibliografia Italiana, 52)
Florence, Leo S. Olschki, 1968
(25 cm), xlviii, 267 (1) pp., 12 p. of plates. Publisher’s printed boards. - The catalogue (890 entries) is preceded by a survey of Italian drama (broken into four periods: 1500-1530, 1530-1570, 1570-1620, 1620-1700) arranged to show the birth and evolution of the major genres and appearance of irregular forms; “Many observations in the Introduction are not only original but will be a stimulus to other scholars” (from a review by Beatrice Corrigan, in Renaissance Quarterly, volume 22, 1969, pp.266-269). Only copies without illustrations are obtainable from the publisher, price €84 (“Testo mancante. Siamo spiacenti. Tranne qualche eccezione, tutti i volumi fino al 1990 non dispongono del testo illustrativo”; www.olschki.it/libro/9788822215727). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.