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"La chasse aux livres"

Bibliografia e collezionismo nel viaggio in Italia di Étienne-Charles de Loménie de Brienne e François-Xavier Laire (1789-1790)
  • Graziano Ruffini,

Between 1789 and 1790 the French cardinal Étienne-Charles de Loménie de Brienne (1727-1794), outgoing Finance Minister of Louis XVI, accompanied by his own librarian the bibliographer François-Xavier Laire (1738-1801), made a trip to Italy in search of rare, antique and precious books. In addition to the collection of thousands of books, involving Italian intellectuals, collectors, librarians and booksellers, the trip to Italy also gave origin to two important bibliographical works: the Serie delle edizioni aldine (1790) and the Index librorum ab inventa typographia ad annum 1500 (1791).
The book reconstructs this interesting episode in the history of European culture, bibliography and book collecting, also through the publication of many sources unpublished to date.

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Graziano Ruffini

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-4306-0455

Graziano Ruffini lectures on the history of the book and of libraries in the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of the University of Florence. His research interests mainly concern the circulation of the book in the Ancien Regime, private libraries and typographical annals. Among his most recent works we would mention the book Libri tra Genova e Spagna (Genova, 2009) and the essays: La Toscana e le fiere del libro di Francoforte (Lucca, 2011) and "Et gaudet Bellona libellis": i libri del Duca di San Pietro (Genova, 2011). He is currently working on the study of the auction in Rome of an important private collection at the end of the nineteenth century.
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Book Title

"La chasse aux livres"

Book Subtitle

Bibliografia e collezionismo nel viaggio in Italia di Étienne-Charles de Loménie de Brienne e François-Xavier Laire (1789-1790)

Authors

Graziano Ruffini

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Number of Pages

162

Publication Year

2012

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© 2012 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT

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Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-113-3

ISBN Print

978-88-6655-111-9

eISBN (pdf)

978-88-6655-113-3

eISBN (epub)

978-88-6655-115-7

eISBN (xml)

978-88-9273-607-8

Series Title

Fonti storiche e letterarie – Edizioni cartacee e digitali

Series Issn ISSN

2704-5994

Series E-Issn

2704-6001

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