The series of letters sent to the book publisher and book dealer Giovanni Bartolomeo Gabiano in the year 1522, today in the Venetian state archives, reveal the commercial network of one of the leading figures of the book trade in Venice. After a general presentation of the source, the paper offers some examples of a number of different correspondents writing from the Italian States and from Lyon, allowing an explanation in detail of the mechanisms of the commercial book trade during that period. The letters of Cristoforo Parona, a customer of Gabiano and student in Padua, are published with commentary.

Selling books in the Italian Renaissance : the correspondence of Giovanni Bartolomeo Gabiano (1522) / A.M. Nuovo (LIBRARY OF THE WRITTEN WORD). - In: International Exchange in the Early Modern Book World / [a cura di] M. McLean, S. Barker. - Prima edizione. - Leiden : Brill, 2016. - ISBN 9789004316447. - pp. 59-79 [10.1163/9789004316638_005]

Selling books in the Italian Renaissance : the correspondence of Giovanni Bartolomeo Gabiano (1522)

A.M. Nuovo
2016

Abstract

The series of letters sent to the book publisher and book dealer Giovanni Bartolomeo Gabiano in the year 1522, today in the Venetian state archives, reveal the commercial network of one of the leading figures of the book trade in Venice. After a general presentation of the source, the paper offers some examples of a number of different correspondents writing from the Italian States and from Lyon, allowing an explanation in detail of the mechanisms of the commercial book trade during that period. The letters of Cristoforo Parona, a customer of Gabiano and student in Padua, are published with commentary.
Gabiano publishing house; Cristoforo Parona; Venice; Lyon; commercial correspondence; 1522
Settore M-STO/02 - Storia Moderna
Settore M-STO/08 - Archivistica, Bibliografia e Biblioteconomia
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