- Firenze: Dall'I. e R. Biblioteca Palatina, 1854.
- small 4to.
- original quarter leather, gilt, with paper-covered boards
- (v), cxiv, (iii), 388 pages
Price: $250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 80565
This book presents the classification system Palermo devised for Florence's Biblioteca Palatina (royal palace library). In 1861, the Biblioteca Palatina was merged with Florence's Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, where the collection is now housed. The comprehensive system was designed to encompass all of human knowledge in 22 general categories: Religion, Language and Literature, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Geography, Antiquity, History, Education and Morality, Social Sciences, Political Sciences and Government, Semiotics and Cognition, Fine Arts, Architecture, Military Sciences, Performing Arts, Health Sciences, Applied Physics, Mining and Farming, Industrial Arts, and Tuscany. Petzholdt (p.61) lists the categories in Italian as published. The book includes an index and table of contents. A 15-page offprint from Archivio Storico Italiano (Nuova Serie T. VIII, 1858) of a detailed review of this work by E. Basevi is loosely inserted. The covers of this copy are worn, especially at the edges. The spine is damaged, cracked at the folds. The edges of the text block are moderately soiled. A modest early library stamp appears on the titlepage and a bookplate is on the front pastedown. The interior is clean, except for some minor foxing.