Ottaviano Petrucci : A Catalogue Raisonne

Ottaviano Petrucci : A Catalogue Raisonne

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The innovative work in design, typography, and content of music printer and publisher Ottaviano Petrucci (1446-1539) became the standard by which all following printers measured themselves. He created the defining moment when Italy took the lead in book printing in the Renaissance. This book is a bibliographic study of the output of the Petrucci presses, laying emphasis on the professional career of Petrucci. It includes a detailed study of technique and house-style, examining the market forces that drove Petrucci's publishing decisions, and provides a detailed catalogue of editions and copies. Stanley Boorman has made a study of the output of Petrucci's presses for 25 years. This long-awaited contribution to the field of bibliography will have an audience both in music and in rare book bibliography.sets of readings (deriving directly from the printing house) in virtually every extant copy. One can rarely be sure ... A single issue comprises all the copies of a book that were put on sale under the same arrangements. A change in any of theseanbsp;...

Title:Ottaviano Petrucci : A Catalogue Raisonne
Author: Stanley Boorman Professor of Music New York University
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2005-10-28

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