Translated by William A. Pettas.
Berkeley, CA: Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1990. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. iii, 209 pages. Translated by William A. Pettas. First U.S. edition. Originally published in Italian as LA BIBLIOGRAFIA, STORIA DI UNA TRADIZIONE IN 1984. Explains the circumstances and objectives behind the evolution of bibliographies. Includes chapters on books and book distribution in the Middle Ages, the introduction of printing, seventeenth century libraries, and the bibliography of librarians and historians in the nineteenth century. READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHY, HISTORY OF TRADITION
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