The Giunti of Florence: A Renaissance Printing and Publishing Family- A History of the Florentine Firm and a Catalogue of the Editions
Place Published: New Castle, DE
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press
Date Published: 2013
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 38857
1079pp. Large quarto [28.5 cm] Brown cloth over boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Fine condition.
From the Publisher- "This ambitious project explores in detail the history and output of the Giunti Press in Florence, covering the firm from its beginnings in 1497 to its end in 1625, and providing descriptions of each Giunti book published with extensive indication of the libraries holding copies of each edition. In doing so, it addresses issues of censorship, the development of the Italian language from Florentine dialect, and the larger literature and history of Florence in the late Renaissance. Students of Renaissance Italian literature and history are familiar with the name of Aldo Manuzio (1449-1515)- or Aldus Manutius- about whom there is a considerable body of publications. Less has been published on the Giunti, however, a family whose members established operations over much larger territory than the Aldine press, collectively achieving much greater financial resources and surviving for a longer period of time."