Specimen bibliographicum de Dalmatia et agro Labeatium ... pro praefecto Bibliothecae S. Marci Venetiarum.

Venice, typis Caecinianis et soc., 1842.

8vo, pp. [7], 10-126, [2]; title neatly repaired at inner margin, some light foxing, last (blank) page browned; overall good in recent drab wrappers.


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First edition of this bibliography of works on Dalmatia (Croatia) and Montenegro by the librarian and bibliographer Giuseppe Valentinelli (1805–1874), dedicated to Frederick Augustus II of Saxony.

Valentinelli served as librarian of the Seminario Vescovile in Padua (1837-1841) before moving to the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, as deputy librarian (1842) and then director (1845). The Specimen was his first bibliographical work, inspired by a visit to the region undertaken two years earlier. Arranged by place name, the detailed entries cover both printed works and manuscripts, in both public and private collections. Valentinelli published further bibliographies on the same region in 1845 and 1855.

OCLC finds 3 copies in the UK (Oxford, Cambridge, London Library) and 4 in the US (Columbia, Indiana, Newberry Library, Wisconsin).

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