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Oak Knoll has just published an important new title on Printing History in
which we thought you might be interested. "A History & Bibliography of the
Giunti (Junta) Printing Family in Spain 1526 - 1628," a new title by William
Pettas, discusses in detail the history and achievements of this great
printing family, including a 700-page bibliography of publications annotated
with over 140 woodcuts of title-page art, imprints and other ornaments.

 

To read more about this title, click the following link:

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See also below the list of other important reference titles, including
?Greek Civilization Through the Eyes of Travellers and Scholars,? ?Annales
de L'imprimerie des Alde ou Histoire des Trois Manuce et de Leurs Éditions?
and ?Simon de Colines, An Annotated Catalogue of 230 Examples of His Press
1520-1546.? The links to these titles are provided underneath the
description.

 

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Your Oak Knollers

 

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A HISTORY & BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GIUNTI (JUNTA) PRINTING FAMILY IN SPAIN 1526
- 1628, COVERING THE JUNTA (GIUNTI) PRESS AND THE IMPRENTA REAL IN BURGOS,
SALAMANCA & MADRID WITH A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SEVERAL GIUNTI PRESSES IN
VENICE, FLORENCE AND LYON AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRESS OF JUAN BAUTISTA
VARESIO IN BURGOS, VALLADOLID & LERMA

By William Pettas

The first edition of this monumental work opens with a 170 page history of
the Giunti publishing family that covers their achievements in Italy, Spain
and France from 1489 to 1628. As the great rivals of the Aldine Press, the
Giunti aggressively captured large portions of the lucrative governmental
and Church's printing business. From their base in Florence and Venice,
family members set up printing presses in Burgos, Salamanca, Madrid,
Valladolid, Lerma and Lyons. In Spain they became printers to the most
powerful King in the world and established "The Imprenta Real," changing
their name to "Junta." The comprehensive, 700 page bibliography of the books
they published while in Spain is annotated with more than 140 wood cuts of
their ornate title page art, imprints, and other identifying ornaments.  The
text also features the genealogical charts of the family, library holdings,
and a documentary chronology.

   The author, William Pettas, has researched this early printing family for
over twenty years, and this is his second work on this important clan. A
very readable and valuable contribution to the history of the book and an
important bibliography and reference work. Sales Rights: Worldwide.
Available in September 2004.

2004, hardcover, 8.5 x 11 inches, 1086 pages

ISBN 1584561475   Order No. 077561   Price: $195.00

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GREEK CIVILIZATION THROUGH THE EYES OF TRAVELLERS AND SCHOLARS

By Leonora Navari

In one of the most elegant annotated bibliographies ever created, Leonora
Navari the compiler in association with Konstantinos Staikos, a leading
authority on library history and bibliographies, have created an
indispensable aid to any scholar of Greek culture.  This work documents the
renowned collection of Dimitris Contominas whose library was built with the
goal of collecting every book by scholars and visitors to Greece from the
fifteenth to the mid-twentieth century.  Each book is completely described
bibliographically, with pagination, collations of signatures, description of
illustrations, and bindings.  The notes are varied and include information
on printing history, biographical details of the authors and illustrators,
the significance of the work, and its connection with the historical bias of
its time as well as a listing of selected holdings.  The historical
introduction is bilingual in English and Greek with all the annotations in
English. There are over 200 rare illustrations most in color and multiple
indexes.

2004, hardcover, 8.25 x 11 inches, 592 pages

ISBN 158456134   Order No. 075654   Price: $165.00

Sales rights: Worldwide except Europe; available in Europe from HES & DE
GRAAF Publishers BV, The Netherlands

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ANNALES DE L'IMPRIMERIE DES ALDE OU HISTOIRE DES TROIS MANUCE ET DE LEURS
ÉDITIONS

By Antoine-Augustin Renouard

Reprint of the third edition which was originally published in Paris in 1834
in only 350 copies. (Besterman p.5153; Breslauer and Folter no.115 for first
edition). This famous bibliography of the output of the Manutius family and
their Aldine Press, 1494-1598, has remained the standard work on the subject
and has been praised as a classic of its kind. Over 1500 entries given.

2003, hardcover, 6.5 x 9 inches, 688 pages

ISBN 093876827   Order No. 032240   Price: $95.00

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SIMON DE COLINES, AN ANNOTATED CATALOGUE OF 230 EXAMPLES OF HIS PRESS
1520-1546

By Fred Schreiber

First edition, limited to 750 copies. The first true Renaissance printer,
Colines worked with the finest French book decorators and type designers to
transform the French book. By using the format pioneered by Aldus Manutius,
his press (1520-1546) published reasonably priced "pocket" classics, making
them affordable by students and popularizing italic and cursive types in
France. Colines holds the distinction of having prepared the first critical
text of the Greek New Testament, the first printed in France. He produced
the earliest accented Greek type in France, fifteen years prior to the Grecs
du Roi. In 1528, de Colines introduced an elegant cursive, derived from
Arrighi, followed by a smaller italic based on the Aldine. The 230 books
described in this work, one-third of Colines's actual production, illustrate
de Colines's types, ornamental initials, printer devices and title borders.
A catalogue of the books published and facsimiles of two of Colines's
publisher catalogues are also included. Designed by W. Thomas Taylor.
Illustrated.

1995, hardcover, 8.25 x 11 inches, 330 pages

Order No. 042579   Price: $150.00

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