BIBLIOTHECA HISPANA VETUS, SIVE HISPANORUM, QUI USQUAM UNQUAMVE SCRIPTO ALIQUID CONSIGNAVERUNT, NOTITIA....

Rome: Antonio de Rossi, 1696. Two volumes. xl,[8],410; [20],286,[62]pp. Folio. Contemporary limp vellum, spine titles in ink. Occasional tanning; marginal dampstaining and tanning throughout the second volume, monastic ownership inscription on half-titles. Very good. Item #WRCAM54571

First edition of a bibliography of Spanish authors to the year 1500, following Antonio's 1672 BIBLIOTHECA HISPANA NOVA on later authors. Cited by Besterman as "not merely the biggest but the best national bibliography before the eighteenth century." PALAU 13310. BBESTERMAN, THE BEGINNINGS OF SYSTEMATIC BIBLIOGRAPHY, pp.44-45.

Price: $1,500.00

Monumental 17th-Century Bibliography